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   Auto-completion in editors (RE: [xml-dev] ANN: XML Origin, the XML Edito

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Regarding auto-completion, on this screen-shot :


We can see that when typing '</', a list of tags to be closed is proposed.
This is not required. At any moment, in an XML document, there is only one
tag to be closed, the last opened one.

It's not specific to XML Origin, XML Spy makes the same mistake, while
Excelon Stylus does not : as soon as you type '</' in Stylus, the previously
opened tag is automatically closed, and the cursor moved at the end of the
closing tag. It saves a lot of typing.

For example, in the screen-shot mentioned above, I'd like the editor to
automatically enter 'xsl:call-template>' as soon as I type '</'.

Some people may prefer XML Spy's way of handling closing tags : as soon as
you type an opening tag, the corresponding closing tag is inserted. This is
good when entering new data in a document in a streamlined way, but I find
it awkward when all you want to do is edit a document and put a particular
word between <b>s. In that case, the closing </b> is inserted at the bad
place and is getting in the way rather than helping me. I definitely prefer
the '</' closing tag macro to XML Spy approach. Maybe both style could be
implemented in all editors, letting the user choose between the two as an
option ?


>-----Message d'origine-----
>De : Phil Brown [mailto:phil@tfi-technology.com]
>Envoyé : dimanche 27 janvier 2002 23:08
>À : xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>Objet : [xml-dev] ANN: XML Origin, the XML Editor & XSLT Debugger
>TFI Technology is pleased to announce the release of XML 
>Origin, a powerful
>XML editing solution with substantial XSLT authoring and 
>debugging support.
>The editor supports full syntax highlighting, auto-completion, document
>validation and automatic schema generation.  XML transformations can be
>performed either via an in-built processor or with the 
>Microsoft and Apache
>processors.  The debugger environment offers classic features such as
>breakpoints, call stack display, watch window, quick watch and variable
>An evaluation version is available for download from -
>	http://www.xmlorigin.com
>Your comments and suggestions would be much appreciated - 
>please reply to
>Phil Brown
>TFI Technology
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