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

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Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> 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
> missed?

When are you doing this pushing and popping? The user opens a hundred
megabyte document and scrolls to the bottom. They insert the cursor and
try to close a tag. There is no way to know the context without parsing
from the top in real-time. Plus, you need to deal with documents that
are not well-formed so you can't use a regular XML parser.

I don't mean to say it is rocket science, just that it certainly isn't
as easy as it seems at first.

> 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
> efficiently.

The sorts of things that Word does are not really comparable. The spell
and grammar checking can lag by several seconds. Plus the state is
entirely local.

I think your machine date is wrong.

 Paul Prescod


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