Problems view doesn't show problems

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art
Posts: 19

Problems view doesn't show problems

Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:51 pm

We are working with the Eclipse plugin of "XML Author". We have DITA XML files that validate just fine (command "XML > Validate Documents"). If - deliberately - an error is added to this file the problem view displays error messages that help to identify the source and reason for the respective error (white cross on red circle).

Here is the feature that we would love to use: On closing the file with the added error we should like to continue seeing the error marker in the "problems view". However the error disappears and does not reappear unless we reopen the file.

We attempted to change configuration settings in "Window > Preferences > Document Checking > Clear validation markers on close". This checkbox does not seem to have any influence of the problems view's behaviour, though. We also explored the problem view's configuration options to no avail.

Why do we need this feature? On updating a large number of xml files we should like to immediately convince ourselves that the newly updated files are valid indeed and that we can start the DITA transformation without wasting time with invalid source files. Just as is possible with Eclipse/Java we should like to immediately inspect all existing errors by looking at the problems view.

We'd appreciate your support with this issue.
Cheers, Aaron.
sorin_ristache
Posts: 4144

Re: Problems view doesn't show problems

Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:28 pm

Hello,

The option Clear validation markers on close does not work correctly. We will fix that and we will let you know.

I think a project builder that validates automatically all the XML files of the Oxygen project is more useful for you. We will consider adding such a project builder in a future version of the Oxygen plugin.


Regards,
Sorin
art
Posts: 19

Re: Problems view doesn't show problems

Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:12 pm

Sorin,

thank you for your reply and your clarification. I do look forward to that fixed "Clear validation markers on close" option and the new project builder. Until then we could manually open all updated files inside of the XML Author editor view and inspect the "problems view" for possible errors.

Could you perhaps consult us on a workaround without the use of XML Author's editor view?

Kind Regards, Aaron.
sorin_ristache
Posts: 4144

Re: Problems view doesn't show problems

Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:24 pm

Hello,

We fixed the option Clear validation markers on close and we will probably upload next week a new build of version 10.2 that will include the fix to the same location used for downloading the Oxygen kit. The list of builds for a version is available by clicking the build number (for example the build number 2009041513) on the Download page.

Do you mean a workaround for knowing when there are validation errors in the files without using the Oxygen editor? I think the only workaround is the Validate action available on the Batch Validation submenu of the contextual menu (right click menu) of the Package Explorer view.


Regards,
Sorin

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