Tag surrounding: improving tag suggestion dialog

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Tag surrounding: improving tag suggestion dialog

Post by dma_k » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:51 pm

I think that Specify tag dialog (Alt-Shift-E) can be improved in certain ways:
  • When the dialog is initially shown, the tag name in edit field is not selected. Very often the user wants to surround with something different which is proposed by default, so he needs to press Ctrl-A (extra action) and then start typing a new tag name.
  • The up/down keystokes in edit field (which are meaningless for this control) should be forwarded to list control. In this case the tag in the editor should be replaced with previous or next form the list and selected. Usecase: I have typed few letters of the tag, but the tag I want to insert is the next in the list (e.g. if list contains ["publicationDate", "publicationPlace"] then the use types "publ" + Down + Enter to apply "publicationPlace").
  • The list of items should not be "navigation" only, but work as a filter (all tags not matching the entry should be filtered out and the list should shrink)
  • The capitalization is not supported. E.g. "publicationDate" or "publication_date" should be selectable by "PD". For this feature Java IDE Open Type dialog is a good example.

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Re: Tag surrounding: improving tag suggestion dialog

Post by adrian » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:59 am


Thank you for the feedback.

I've logged your suggestions to our issue tracking tool.
These will be analyzed and implemented in a future version of Oxygen.

The first two issues(selection and navigation) will probably be resolved soon(they have higher priority).
The last two issues(filtering/capitalization) will be implemented in the long term.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have further suggestions.

Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

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Re: Tag surrounding: improving tag suggestion dialog

Post by teo » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:53 pm


Just wanted to update this thread and let you know that oXygen 22 (released a few days ago) implements some of the improvements you suggested on this thread.

Teodor Timplaru
<oXygen/> XML Editor

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