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From Dain Sundstrom <d...@coredevelopers.net>
Subject Re: XML indent?
Date Tue, 12 Aug 2003 22:01:09 GMT
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

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