Until now I was working with Syntext Serna XML Editor on Mac which had a free version. It seems that it was renamed in CORENA Studio which is no longer free. I need a free WYSIWYG xml editor with:

  • support for DocBook
  • preferably to work on any operating system but a must is Mac OS X

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  • I think it'll be helpful if you can include a screenshot of a suitable WYSIWYG editor since XML tags can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Perhaps you mean a WYSIWYG HTML editor? – Huey Jul 31 '15 at 15:40
  • Added a sample screenshot although you find plenty on the web... – Tiberiu Aug 1 '15 at 20:27

I would take a look at XPontus, it's an open source XML editor. It should have support for DocBook: Release Notes.


XPontus XML Editor is a simple XML Editor oriented towards text editing. It can perform validation(DTD, XML Schema, Relax NG, Batch XML validation), XSL transformations(HTML, XML, PDF, SVG), schema/DTD generation, XML/DTD/HTML/XSL code completion, code formatting and much more. The brand new version is now plugin based to solve some limitation issues.

XPontus aims to become the free alternative to commercial XML IDES such as XMLSPy or Oxygen XML Editor, or Exchanger XML Editor without the Entreprise features for now. The application tries to provide you most of the features you would expect to see in a fully bloated XML IDE, in a familiar and conviviable manner.

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  • It is not a WYSIWYG editor. – Tiberiu Jul 31 '15 at 12:13

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