Taking the pulse of XML editing
Kendall Grant Clark has written an article on the current state of XML editing tools. To quote:
When I got a chance recently to attend a one-day conference of authoring and editing vendors, my only question was whether the conference was pitched to developers or managers. I would ordinarily avoid a conference pitched to managers because, well, I’m not a manager. But in this case it was important because I wanted to check my views, hunches, and surmises about what’s natural and simple about creating XML against the views, hunches, and surmises of people who are interested, invested, but not expert in XML.
In the rest of this column I do two things: first, I describe the interesting bits of the most interesting vendor presentations I saw at a one-day conference in the Washington, DC, metro area earlier this week; second, I offer some impressions and opinions about the state of XML tools represented by these vendors.