jEdit is free and cross-platform; you can download it from I've used it with TEI and it was fine, so I
think it should work with EAD as well. To use it with XML you should
be sure to download the following plugins:


Note also that at the moment you should use Java 1.3.1 rather than
Java 1.4 (but this may change).

I liked it quite a bit; we used it in a hands-on TEI training session
and it was easy to use but also functional.

>Dear all,
>Can anyone recommend a validating XML editor for Mac which is happy with the
>EAD dtd? Preferably, this would be one that is available in the UK and that
>wouldn't break the bank as I'll be paying for it out of my own pocket!
>Thanks in advance for any help.
>Alan Bell
>Alan R Bell
>Manuscripts Curator
>National Library of Scotland
>George IV Bridge
>EH1 1EW
>Tel: 0131 226 4531 ex2327
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