|Syntax Highlighting (web things like HTML, CSS, JS)||Yes||Yes|
|Switch syntax highlighting “On the fly”||Yes||No|
|Change Tab Size||No||No|
|CTRL-S support||Simple patch||Simple patch, has save button|
|Indent selected blocks of text||Complex patch||Yes|
|Show Cursor Information (line, column)||No||Yes|
|Copy/Paste||Removes tabs||Original Text|
|Dynamic Line Numbers||No||Yes|
|Browser Support||IE, Firefox, Opera||IE, Firefox, Opera|
|Ease of integration||Easy, has install notes||Easy, has more documentation and options|
So, who wins? Right now, I say Editarea is winning, since Find/Replace, good copy/paste, and block indenting are all critical features that you don’t realize you’re missing until they’re gone. However, I feel that in the future both editors will continue to improve significantly. Hopefully they solve the tab size problem..
Note: While writing this, I found yet another syntax highlighting editor with no official name at http://marijn.haverbeke.nl/highlight/ . This one isn’t quite as nice looking as Editarea or Codepress, BUT it does appear to do word-wrapping nicely. I’ll have to look into it more.