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Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: editing XML with vi clones (Re: "Abbreviated" DocBook)

>From: Jorge Godoy <godoy@conectiva.com>
>Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: Re: "Abbreviated" DocBook
>Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 08:39:56 -0200
>>especially since I write all my XML with vi, however I'm
>>convinced it's worth the effort.
>Oh... That's why you suffer a little. Not starting a war, but Emacs has a 
>lot of facilities to handle both SGML and XML. And
>these work very fine with DocBook.

Yeah, for all the benefits I espouse of XML-aware editors, I'm sure a long 
way from using one.  I'd even consider using Emacs + PSGML mode, but my 
fingers know vi, and editing XML the way I do is still surprisingly 
efficient.  I just wish I could get better auto indentation (I don't like 
the mode that came with VIM 6.0), and maybe element/attribute name 

If anyone has any suggestions (besides switching to Emacs :) I'd be very 

(As a matter of fact, I keep struggling with the idea of writing yet another 
vi clone that has the mode/programming capabilities of Emacs, and the 
efficiency of a vi-style command language.  Oh, and the behavior of its 
command language would be *consistent*, which is a word Bill Joy apparently 
didn't know very well, when he wrote it.)


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