RE: Heterogeneous XML editing environments - how do you cope?
Then CVS makes it worse by dumping merge errors in with pointy brackets. As we moved away from client side HTML to server side generation, things got worse. It gets most annoying in a mixed environment using say Visual Studio, a RAD and CVS. Hit build and it blows up typically in web.config or appInfo.xml. Now that XML is increasingly used in lieu of registration, one gets the convenience of being able to easily find and edit, but one does so much more often. Other annoying bits go on because of third party add-ins that do other contrary things with files and directories so one can't be sure if the XML is wrong, the assembly, the GAC or whatever. Where the HTML is the template and the XML is the machine generated output, it is maddening. CVS adds to the madness. How do we cope? Hunt and hack. I miss being able to open the HTML and just fix it. On the other hand, we are on schedule with a medium sized project that would have been almost impossible using tools from five years ago. len From: Jonathan Robie [mailto:jonathan.robie@r...] Rob: > 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. And conversely, when I painstakingly put that whitespace in a document to make it easier to edit in the environments I use, I resent editors that completely trash it, not only making it harder to read, but making cvs diffs a lot harder to interpret, since virtually every line has changed by simple virtue of using that particular editor on a file, changing perhaps one character. The fact of different preferences for what should happen is precisely the situation referred to in the title of this thread. This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail.
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