In our quest to make FontoXML the most user-friendly web-based XML editor available, we are conducting a benchmark study on (XML) editors*. Our study includes XML editors, DITA editors as well as more conventional editors such as Word and Google Docs. The latter two are included because they set the standard of what typical non-technical users (subject matter experts) expect from an editor.
XML editors comparison
We have compared the editors by rating them on a scale from 1 to 5.So far, we’ve used 27 user requirements to conduct the benchmark.
For example:“As a writer or editor I can easily edit the metadata of a document.”
- = yes, but it’s very hard
- = yes, getting close
- = what’s expected, nothing fancy
- = smart tooling, works fine
- = the best
We’ll discuss the 27 requirements, and the outcomes of our benchmark, one by one. Each time telling you what we think it means for FontoXML. Feel free to share your thoughts with us!
* (XML) editors included in our study: oXygen, Xopus, xeditor, XMetal, EasyDita, MS Word and Google Docs.