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|Summary:||need more context when in XML tree view|
|Product:||xml||Reporter:||_ jrichard <jrichard>|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Exception Reporter:|
|Bug Depends on:||26479|
Description _ jrichard 2002-01-19 01:09:28 UTC
The XML Tree view is great, it is actually better than some other tree based XML editors that I've used. It is great to select pieces of a tree and move it around. I also like adding tags without having to figure out exactly where the end tag belongs. But... It could be better if there were some way to give me more context of the XML file that I'm editing. I'm normally editing XSLT files, and it really isn't enough to only know the names of the tags + the attribute of the currently selected element (as is shown now). I can't (without a lot of effort) figure out exactly where I am in my XML. I'm not sure exactly what sort of GUI would be better, but here are some ideas: -- show more information in the tree, maybe put some of the elements in the tree next to the node -- make the tree more like the JTreeTable, with attributes in the right column and tree in the left -- have a split view showing the tree on top and the text editor with the XML on the bottom, the text editor could highlight the currently selected node in the tree. (I think this would be the best of the three.) Any of these might help give me more context while I'm editing.
Comment 1 Dennis Daniels 2002-02-10 11:25:19 UTC
for example when editing an xsl in tree view name of the attribute appears in the left column, the values in the right enabling a browse to the target xml would be very very nice. This could be loaded into the dom so only values that match the dtd/xsd would be displayed in the value column
Comment 2 _ pkuzel 2002-06-03 12:27:04 UTC
Let these are considered while planning next release.
Comment 3 Marek Grummich 2002-07-19 16:17:48 UTC
Target milestone was changed from not determined to TBD
Comment 4 _ pkuzel 2002-08-14 17:14:55 UTC
*** Issue 22976 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 _ pkuzel 2003-03-14 19:22:42 UTC
Semantics editors are the way to follow. As the first step there is experimental feature of customizable Visual XML editor.
Comment 6 zikmund 2005-05-04 15:19:40 UTC
XML tree editor is not part of NetBeans since 3.5 version. No plans to bring it back.