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From Mike Carey <dtab...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: standardize indentation for XML files
Date Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:09:12 GMT
+1

On 3/15/16 9:07 PM, Till Westmann wrote:
> Hi Jochen,
>
> On 15 Mar 2016, at 12:20, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 8:14 PM, Michael Blow 
>> <mblow.apache@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Currently XML files in asterixdb (including hyracks) have a wide 
>>> variety of
>>> indentation schemes being used, often times within a single file, which
>>> makes maintenance quite painful.
>>>
>>> Please let me know your thoughts / opinions.
>>
>> My opinion (out of experience): *Never* bother with syntax, when XML
>> is the topic. XML is about semantics, not syntax. Trying ti achieve a
>> particular syntax will never work.
>
> If we’d all use tools that represent the XML structure and if git would
> provide a tree diff for XML, I think that I might agree with you.
> However, my current reality is that I use a text editor to edit XML
> files and git’s diff is line oriented.
> So I think that consistent indentation of XML is helpful. And since XML
> processors don’t care about non-significant whitespace it also doesn’t
> hurt them.
>
> I’m in favor of a common indentation scheme.
>
> Cheers,
> Till
>
>


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