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Will there ever be a WYSIWYG editor for XML?

Will there ever be a WYSIWYG editor for XML?

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Yes and no. Yes, there will be WYSIWYG editors that save their documents in XML. OpenIOffice is one such Word Processor. As stylesheet technologies advance, I think WYSIWYG renderings of XML within editors will get better but I doubt that it can ever get to the same degree of WYSIWYG-ness as word processing technology. XML allows you to separate your content from your presentation and this separation comes at the cost of true WYSIWYG.

This was first published in April 2003

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