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Very basic question about XML code editing

Can I edit open source XML in windows notepad? I understand Notepad in Windows functions as a program editor as well as a text editor. Currently when I open these files they open up online but I can edit them in notepad or wordpad in Windows 7. If not in notepad what do you suggest?

I'd like to do minor tweaks to a 3D viewer but have not worked with XML.

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Odd.

XML is all ASCII so editing is best done with notepad. Since XML is what it is, you would have to understand all the tags used by that author of the app that used this XML file.
Bob

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Yes, if you for

example view an XML file in Internet Explorer, it will use Internet Explorer to "render" the XML file. When viewing the file in your browser, try FILE > SAVE AS ... or before you open it, right-click on the link and choose SAVE LINK AS... that should give you the ability to save and then edit the XML file.

~Sovereign

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Thank you both
Happy

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