I'll be using the text editor to clean up the bloat from a Word doc saved as "web page filter" (ie. html). Then I am going to convert the .html into a .epub. Eventually it will be on Amazon et al. as an ebook (novel).

I am using Xubnutu 13.10, 32 bit.

What I have used that worked very well for me in the past (and I know this is an epub editor) was Sigil. When I'm working there and I make an error in an html tag right away a big red warning pops up in the companion "view" screen and then I stop and set right the error.

The key feature I'm looking for is this code violation notification. Other features would be snytax highlighting and search and replace. And it would be nice if it was available for free.

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Sublime Text 2 should do the job, accompanied by the SublimeLinter plugin.

Bluefish is a (financially) free option, accompanied by weblint (which only supports HTML4 and not HTML5).

  • Are there any text editors that fit the bill free?
    – user250093
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 7:00
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    – dotbugfix
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 3:10
  • Thx, Dot. Happy to vote it up and accept it. However, I'm still searching for that text editor with the features I mentioned. I did have Bluefish for a while but it, alone, did not fit the bill. I did not know what you meant by using Bluefish "accompanied" by weblint. As I am very new, perhaps you could explain--step-by-step always helps--how I could combine Bluefish and weblint to give me the code notification features I'm looking for. Thanks.
    – user250093
    Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 20:06

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