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Re: [xml-dev] A proposal for simplify XML text editing andsubsequent processing

On Sat, 2011-08-20 at 17:40 +0100, Philip Fearon wrote:

> The proposal is to introduce a new option for XML text editors where
> they provide _continuous _ XML formatting by adjusting the left-margin
> for each new line, rather than inserting tab or space characters into
> the XML text.

So like XXE, OXygen, XMetaL, Serna, etc etc already do? Or am I missing

>  To complement this, editors should have a capability to
> safely strip such indentation characters when encountered (the reverse
> of what pretty-print formatters achieve) in external sources.

You can only do that in general with a schema (e.g. a DTD or XSD schema)
of course.


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