Re: XML completion module version 0.3

From: phayz <>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 23:16:08 -0700 (PDT)

On May 13, 4:45 pm, Brian Schott <> wrote:
> I wrote it this way mostly due to some of my human factors background.
> With the multiple cursors there is a more direct mapping from the keys
> pressed on the keyboard and the characters that appear in the text
> buffer. If I only auto-close on the > character being closed, a bunch of
> characters just appear in the buffer all at once.
> That being said, I do see how this is in some way a matter of personal
> preference. You'll probably want to use the completeClosingTagBracket
> function bound to the > character.
> On 05/12/10 23:12, phayz wrote:
> > Brian,
> > I still don't quite understand the advantage of the multiple carets
> > approach. Of course the opening and closing tags are completed at the
> > same time, but I can't see how this is quicker than waiting for the
> > opening tag to be closed, then inserting the matching closing tag.
> > Using the type-the-closing-then-insert-closing-tag would, I believe,
> > allow for the option of saying "OK, you've entered an <img> tag, which
> > doesn't have a closing tag, so I'll add the necessary "/", also the
> > same for the <br> tag, which would be "converted" to <br />.
> > Regards,
> > Russell Dickenson

OK, now I understand. I agree that some people be a little surprised,
and unpleasantly so, with a closing tag suddenly appearing. I will
again test the new version of the XML completion script and see if I
can "get it right" - i.e. get tag completion working without my
bungling typing interfering with the function's good work.

Regarding the ZenCoding function, this idea is simply amazing. I have
seen it in action in other editors, of course, and it must excite
anyone who deals often with HTML. I haven't yet been game to try it,
since I already struggle with getting existing tags correct! In other
words, I think you need to be sure of your expected result before
using any form of automation, otherwise you can't do any form of
sanity checking.


Russell Dickenson

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