Bare Bones Software has updated its text-based HTML editor BBEdit to version 7.0.3.

The updater can be downloaded from the company's Web site.

The publisher's describe BBEdit as "a high-performance HTML and text editor for the Macintosh, designed for the editing, searching, transformation and manipulation of text".

Changes include a preference option to control character set handling in HTML and XHTML documents. The update also introduces a new HTML placeholder called #SHORTUSERNAME#, alongside some interface refinements and fixes for reported bugs. The company has published a detailed list of changes in this update online.

The update is available free of charge to all BBEdit 7.0 customers.