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Bug 255980 - HTML entities conversion feature
Summary: HTML entities conversion feature
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Formatting & Indentation (show other bugs)
Version: 8.0.2
Hardware: PC Windows 8.1
: P1 normal (vote)
Assignee: Dusan Balek
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-10-17 10:20 UTC by pepebeans
Modified: 2015-10-17 10:20 UTC (History)
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2015-10-17 10:20 UTC, pepebeans

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Description pepebeans 2015-10-17 10:20:54 UTC
Created attachment 156765 [details]
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It would be a very nice feature for both PHP and HTML files, to have an optional HLTML entity converion option.
I have seen this feature in "Coda 2" editor.
It is very simple, yet very powerful in terms of speeding your code completion.
It goes like this.
One example.

You type: "Español" and select the text with doble click or simply drag your mouse pointer along the word of your choice.
Once you select your text. Do a right click on the text and you get an option called "Process > Encode entities" and it is atomatically converted to:


So, you can selet an entire phrase, but this feature will only take care of the chararcters that need to be processed in order to be correctly interpreted by the browser.

I want to stress, this feature, would be very useful for BOTH, php and html projects.

See attachment.