Refactoring: comment out elements

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whyme
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Refactoring: comment out elements

Post by whyme » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:23 pm

There have been times when I've wanted to temporarily disable a whole class of elements. It would be nice, in the Refactoring options, to allow users to choose via XPath one or more elements to comment out.

adrian
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Re: Refactoring: comment out elements

Post by adrian » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:04 pm

Hello,

I've logged a feature request on our issue tracking tool to implement this in a future version. We will notify this thread when this is implemented.

Meanwhile, you could make use of an XQuery Update script that does this. You have to enable XQuery Update in Options > Preferences, XML / XSLT-FO-XQuery / XQuery / Saxon-HE/PE/EE, Enable XQuery Update and make sure you use the Saxon-EE XQuery engine.

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let $params :=
<output:serialization-parameters xmlns:output="http://www.w3.org/2010/xslt-xquery-serialization">
<output:omit-xml-declaration value="yes"/>
</output:serialization-parameters>
for $par in doc("myfile.xml")//*:myelement return
replace node $par with comment {serialize($par, $params)}
where myfile.xml is the file to update and myelement the element to comment. Alternatively, you can adjust the XPath after doc() as required.

Regards,
Adrian
Adrian Buza
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http://www.oxygenxml.com

dsewell
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Re: Refactoring: comment out elements

Post by dsewell » Mon May 06, 2019 9:30 pm

I would also be interested in having this feature added to XML Refactoring. It is an operation that I perform fairly often. In the meantime thanks for the XQuery Update alternative!

adrian
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Re: Refactoring: comment out elements

Post by adrian » Tue May 07, 2019 10:21 am

Hi,

I've added another vote to this feature request.

Regards,
Adrian
Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com

dsewell
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Location: Charlottesville, Virginia USA

Re: Refactoring: comment out elements

Post by dsewell » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:09 pm

And I just came here to suggest this feature as well.

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