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

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It sounds easy as long the user enters their elements in document order. But
what do you do when they insert an element somewhere in the middle of the

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com>
To: "'Paul Prescod'" <paul@prescod.net>; <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 1:02 PM
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Auto-completion in editors (RE: [xml-dev] ANN: XML
Origin, the XML Editor & XSLT Debugger Released)

> > 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.
> Surely an XML editor has to detect start tags and end tags as they are
> typed, and if it detects start tags, it is trivially easy to maintain a
> stack of open start tags? And the cost of doing so is unrelated to the
> of the document (only to the depth of nesting)?
> Mike Kay
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