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Luc St-LouisSubject: "Indent XML Tags" introduces unwanted HTML entities.
Author: Luc St-Louis
Date: 11 Dec 2007 11:09 AM
When reformatting a document with "Indent XML Tags", attributes like:

foo='"bar"'

get transformed to:

foo=""bar""

It turns out we want to keep the original '"bar"'. How can we arrange this?

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Alberto MassariSubject: No Topic
Author: Alberto Massari
Date: 11 Dec 2007 12:40 PM
Hi Luc,
the two forms are both correct and equivalent. Could you tell us why do you need the " not to be there?

Thanks,
Alberto

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Luc St-LouisSubject: No Topic
Author: Luc St-Louis
Date: 11 Dec 2007 01:14 PM
Hi Alberto,

Thanks for your reply.

Yes, we are aware that both forms are identical in meaning. It turns out that we prefer the "'...'" form, and also, we have a _lot_ of text that already uses "'...'", and it's unfortunate to get this changed when we simply want to reindent.

So my question remains: is there any way to apply the reindent without touching those strings?

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Alberto MassariSubject: No Topic
Author: Alberto Massari
Date: 12 Dec 2007 02:28 AM
Hi Luc,
no, there is no way to change this behavior in the current version of Stylus. I have filed a request to change the indenter to enclose the attribute value inside single quotes when double quotes are used inside the value. The change should appear in the next update of Stylus.

Hope this helps,
Alberto

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Luc St-LouisSubject: No Topic
Author: Luc St-Louis
Date: 12 Dec 2007 04:32 AM
Thanks for that Alberto. But may I suggest that perhaps such behaviour should be decoupled from the indenting itself? I can surely imagine that different users would prefer different ways of handling such a feature, even though in the end, the XML is all equivalent :-)

Cheers!

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Alberto MassariSubject: No Topic
Author: Alberto Massari
Date: 12 Dec 2007 04:45 AM
Hi Luc,
can you elaborate on what you mean with 'decoupling'?

Alberto

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Luc St-LouisSubject: No Topic
Author: Luc St-Louis
Date: 12 Dec 2007 05:57 AM
Oh, I mean that the two functions, indenting and normalizing the quotes, would be completely separate functions. If the user wants to indent, it just indents (that's what we would like :-). If he wants to normalize all the "'... to become ""..., then he could invoke a function to do only that. Or maybe there could be a checkbox option like "Normalize "' to "" when indenting", or something like that, or similar options to do the opposite, or whatever. I'm certainly not sure what the best interface would be, or whether most users even care about having a choice of normalization, but I do think that indenting and normalizing to entities should be separate.

Thanks for your kind consideration of all these ideas and have a great day!

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Alberto MassariSubject: No Topic
Author: Alberto Massari
Date: 12 Dec 2007 11:16 AM
Hi Luc,
being single and double quotes just a "syntactic sugar", the parser doesn't notify Stylus of which one was used in the source file, so the choice we made was to always use double quotes (as Canonical XML requires). We have now relaxed this choice by using single quotes whenever double quotes are used in the value, and double quotes in the other cases.

Hope this helps,
Alberto

 
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