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What I want in an XML editor

There is one thing that I find really irks me when editing XML (using nxml-mode in emacs; but the following applies to all the other editors I’ve used), and that is the inability to say “this document is part of this other document”, so validate it in conjunction with the parent. Without this feature, there’s a massive disincentive to break a large document up into multiple files, even though it is often otherwise an excellent idea. I guess though with the whole phasing out of DTDs, including other files via references will become a thing of the past.

Posted by jamie on November 24, 2004 19:54+13:00

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