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From Jesse McConnell <jesse.mailing.li...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [m2] xml editors - little off topic
Date Wed, 07 Sep 2005 20:00:05 GMT
the apt documentation mechanism is an implemention of this basic idea I 
think...

http://maven.apache.org/maven2/apt-format.html

jesse

On 9/7/05, Andy Glick <andyglick@acm.org> wrote:
> 
> Ashley Williams wrote:
> > I've mentioned in a previous post that I'm slightly fed up with editing
> > xml files, even with a fancy editor. I though I might knock up a
> > stylesheet that will enable me to write a short hand for example:
> >
> > project
> > modelVersion 4.0.0
> > groupId com.acme
> > dependencies
> > dependency
> > groupId servletapi
> > dependency
> > groupId ejbapi
> >
> >
> > In other words tabs are important and should map nicely to begin and
> > end tags. With a little magic the one-one map would mean I don't even
> > need to keep a separate file since it's just a view on an existing xml
> > file.
> >
> > Question is: has anyone had this idea before and where can I download 
> it?
> >
> > Thanks
> > AW
> 
> Ashley, way off topic dude! ;-)
> 
> AFAIK are many efforts at producing markup more minimal than XML. I 
> remember reading an article some years ago that listed between 4 and 6 
> different candidates, with a short discussion concerning each. Just looked 
> for and couldn't identify or locate anything that looked similar, but try 
> googling for YAML and then stand back. There are parsers and integrations 
> for at least perl, python and ruby. This is not a recommendation, just a 
> suggestion about a starting point.
> 
> Good luck
> 
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jesse mcconnell

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