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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: XML indent?
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 13:04:46 GMT
n. alex rupp wrote:

>>On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 08:11 AM, Alex Blewitt wrote:
>>>>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
>>+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.


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