The basic XML editing set up (with MSXML)
IE 5, or IE6, and a text editor.
Recommended upgrades include MSXML 4 and Internet Explorer Tools for Validating XML and Viewing XSLT Output as well as a text editor that displays line and/or column numbers. Also, be sure to check out the Unofficial MSXML XSLT FAQ.
Some good FREE text editors are:
- NoteTab light
A very nice free, feature-rich text editor.
Another good, free text editor. Supports syntax highlighting for many different languages.
- Editpad Lite
A small (310k download) Notepad replacement.
A simple, free text editor with a number of nice features.
A very compact (16k) text editor.
These last few are really more than basic text editors, but they, too, are free.
A nice editor with a number of handy features
A nice editor that integrates the CSE validator and HTML Tidy (a code correction utility).Web Review's evaluation of HTML-Kit.
- Programmer's File Editor
An older, no longer supported but still quality editor.
- 1st page 2000
This program (A Homesite clone) has many cool features and is an incredible deal.
A rather light weight, but still very good, editor that does a good job converting text documents to html.
- HTML Coder Pro
Another impressive free HTML editor.
- BBEdit Lite
The premier Mac HTML editor's freeware version.
Shareware Text editors
Other XSLT processors
Many XSLT processors are available.
One of the easier processors to use on a Windows machine is Instant Saxon.
XML-specific shareware/freeware editors
These tools are specifically designed for XML and provide a number of useful features.
- XML Writer
A nice shareware XML editor. Among its many features are: validation, well formedness checking, syntax highlighting, output preview, and an XML quick reference. A 30 day trial version can be downloaded from the site.
- XML Spy
Another shareware editor. I haven't used the latest version, but it looks good. Again, a 30 day trial version is available.
A free document tree-based editor XML editor.
- XML Notepad
Microsoft's document tree-based XML editor validates and is free.