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From "n. alex rupp" <rupp0...@umn.edu>
Subject Re: XML indent?
Date Tue, 12 Aug 2003 23:29:16 GMT
+1 for 4 spaces.

It's a standard convention throughout many many programs.  3 isn't enough.
5 is right out.

--
N. Alex Rupp (n_alex_rupp@users.sf.net)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dain Sundstrom" <dain@coredevelopers.net>
To: <geronimo-dev@incubator.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 5:01 PM
Subject: Re: XML indent?


> On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 08:11 AM, Alex Blewitt wrote:
>
> >> http://nagoya.apache.org/wiki/apachewiki.cgi?ApacheJ2EE/
> >> CodingStandards
> >>
> >> have updated the wiki - how about we go for the 2 characters indent
> >> which is quite common?
> >
> > Why the discrepancy between indenting Java code with 4 characters, and
> > XML with 2? Why not be consistent?
> >
> > IMHO I'd prefer 2 for both, but that's my personal preference.
> >
> > If you're using Eclipse (for example) then you can configure it to
> > insert X spaces when you hit the tab key. Trying to implement it so
> > that it uses 4 with .java files and 2 with .xml files is a non-trivial
> > task.
>
> +1 for 4 spaces
>
> Idea (IntelliJ) has the same issue... Also the common reason I hear for
> having smaller indents in XML is because of the deep indentation, but
> to me that is trying to cure the sympotom and not the real problem of a
> badly designed schema.
>
> -dain
>
> /*************************
>   * Dain Sundstrom
>   * Partner
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>
>



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