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From Jason Dillon <ja...@coredevelopers.net>
Subject Re: XML indent?
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 06:58:59 GMT
You would think that an editor would allow for different indentation  
levels for different types of sources... ala Emacs, vi or JEdit.

--jason


On Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at 05:01  AM, Dain Sundstrom 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.
>
> -dain
>
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