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Exactly what is inefficient about putting open tags in a stack as you see them
and popping them off as the tag is closed with soem flag that halts this
process when withing CDATA sections? Is there some sophisticated nuance I've
I mean if Office XP can get away with all the parsing and stuff it does for
Smart Tags and spell/grammar checking, etc. I don't see why a much simpler
task like keeping track of open XML tags would be deemed as hard to implement
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Prescod" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Auto-completion in editors (RE: [xml-dev] ANN: XML
Origin, the XML Editor & XSLT Debugger Released)
> Nicolas LEHUEN wrote:
> > Regarding auto-completion, on this screen-shot :
> > http://www.xmlorigin.com/images/screen/screen2.gif
> > 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.
> I'll point out that Komodo behaves as you wish. I know why others don't,
> however. Implementing it efficiently is not easy if you want it to work
> well with large documents. You either have to parse from the top or
> parse backwards from where you are, counting open and close tags,
> watching out for CDATA sections.
> Paul Prescod
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