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Re: Heterogeneous XML editing environments - how do youcope?

  • From: Robert Koberg <rob@k...>
  • To: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@r...>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 18:06:38 -0400

Re:  Heterogeneous XML editing environments - how do youcope?
On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 17:51 -0400, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> Back to your original statement, though...
> > Is whitespace like this important:
> > > >
> > > > <p>blah blah
> > > > blah blah blah
> > > > blah blah</p>
> > > >
> > > > ? Doesn't it seem incorrect? But it's probably nice for the vi/emacs
> > > > user. But why use stone tablets?
> >   
> Well, you seem to be saying that a GUI-oriented XML tool should feel 
> free to output things that are hard to format for those who use tools 
> like Emacs, and that everyone should use the GUI-oriented tool?

Well, when in Rome...

> When you have a heterogeneous editing environment, that's because 
> different tools are better for different jobs. Certainly the vast 
> majority

Is there a vastness here ?

>  of XML luminaries

Please enumerate so they can tell their editor of choice.

>  I know use text oriented editors with XML 
> extensions rather than GUI tools like XMetaL. 

I have never used XMetal, but I like the ability to not impose editor
visual restrictions like line breaking in something that should not have
line breaking.

> So I was glad to see 
> Liam's post that suggests that this behavior can be modified.

but of course, whatev

> Jonathan
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