These days there are countless editors available on the market, making your choice a difficult one. There are free editors that are probably good for beginner to intermediate XML coders, and there are the $600 XML suites for XML professionals or avid users.
XML Editors - Features
The basic job of an XML editor is to allow you, the XML coder, to create and manipulate XML documents. The basic features you need are syntax highlighting (color codes to make the XML easier to read), some sort of way to validate the XML code that you write, and of course, the ability to create, edit, and save XML documents.
Free XML Editors
There are many free XML editors available for download on the internet. Here are a few we have found useful:
Purchasable XML Editors
If you are looking for a more professional solution and have the money ($50-$600), you may want to purchase one of the following XML editors.
W3C XML Validation Tool
In addition to the software listed above, you can also use online validation tools. Our favorite, a simple and easy-to-use webpage, is the markup validation tool provided by W3C. It can validate XML, as well as any other markup language. Check out W3C's Validation Tool.
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