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Re: [xsl] single quotes instead of double

Subject: Re: [xsl] single quotes instead of double
From: Michel Hendriksen <michel.hendriksen@xxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:54:27 +0100

Lol large topic about quotes. Spaces can be a problem when your editor
adds/changes them and you are using a version control system...

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 3:45 PM,  <dvint@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Isn't this really the rule you want?
>>> That way the poor sod (me) maintaining the code will find them where
> they expect to find them.
> That is, "do what I expect you to do", not that there is any particular
> universal rule. Different companies have different stanards, sometimes
> they agree with my approach, sometimes they don't. Spaces or tabs is only
> a problem if you have 2 people doing 2 different things or you like to set
> your tabs at a different spacing, doesn't make one right or wrong.
> ..dan
>>> For someone reading XML, the attribute delimiter chosen should be
>>> irrelevant
>>> because it is, syntactically, irrelevant.  So use whatever you want and
>>> don't bother imposing a style.
>> 'Use whatever you want' doesn't help maintainability, style guides
>> exist for a reason...  you want code to look the same regardless of
>> who wrote it in the team.
>> There might be the odd occasion where taking advantage of the choice
>> of delimiter is helpful, but in general (my view is) people should
>> consistently use double quotes.
>> I also use/want 4 spaces for the indentation, 2 lines between
>> templates etc, Another example is declaring all the namespaces on the
>> root element - you could declare them where you like, but the general
>> rule is on the root element.  That way the poor sod (me) maintaining
>> the code will find them where they expect to find them.
>> By the way, if anyone has their own rules for laying out their code
>> I'd like to hear them. (on or off-list is fine)
>> --
>> Andrew Welch
>> http://andrewjwelch.com

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