empty elements - add closing tag by default

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anayram
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empty elements - add closing tag by default

Post by anayram » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:55 pm

Hi there,

In our project, we often need to add empty elements to the text (editing only attributes). As you know, empty elements may be written in a short form, omitting the end tag: <example/>; that is equivalent to the full form <example></example>.

In Oxygen, I've found that elements that do not require child elements appear in the short form by default (when adding a new element from Author mode). Is there a way to ask Oxygen to make it default to *always* add the complete form with both opening and closing tags?

We need this:

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<REGION REG="Arizona"></REGION>
We get this:

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<REGION REG="Arizona"/>

adrian
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Re: empty elements - add closing tag by default

Post by adrian » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:32 am

Hi,

You can find the option you are looking for in Options -> Preferences -> Editor / Format / XML, Expand empty elements.

Please note that this option also applies to the Format and indent action in Text mode.

Let us know if you require further assistance.

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

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