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From Alex Blewitt <Alex.Blew...@bandlem.com>
Subject Re: XML indent?
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 13:07:39 GMT
It's an RFE against Eclipse as well, but it's not there yet AFAIK, at 
least not in a release.

Alex.

On Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003, at 14:04 Europe/London, Berin Loritsch 
wrote:

> n. alex rupp wrote:
>
>>> 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.
>>>
>
> FOr the record, I believe IntelliJ will have separate formatting 
> options
> for XML from Java.  At least that is the impression I got from their 
> response
> to the enhancement request I gave them for their next-gen IDE.
>
>
> -- 
>
> "They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary 
> safety
>  deserve neither liberty nor safety."
>                 - Benjamin Franklin
>


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