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I frequently have to edit .kml (Google Earth) files, these can get really hard to deal with in an ordinary editor, and I need a little more than syntax highlighting, I need to be able to validate the .kml before opening in GE.

someone recommended jedit to me for this but I find it a bit sluggish and hard to configure to work properly with .kml, any recommendations? A plugin for gedit perhaps? Maybe something for emacs, yes I use emacs too.

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+1, I haven't found any decent XML editor. –  user Apr 17 '11 at 10:32

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I recommend the XML Copy Editor, available as xmlcopyeditor from the Software Centre.

It does both syntax highlighting and document validation.

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