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xmledit : A filetype plugin to help edit XML, HTML, and SGML documents

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created by
Devin Weaver
script type
This script provides some convenience when editing XML (and some SGML including
HTML) formated documents. It allows you to jump to the beginning or end of the
tag block your cursor is in. '%' will jump between '<' and '>' within the tag
your cursor is in. When in insert mode and you finish a tag (pressing '>') the
tag will be completed. If you press '>' twice it will complete the tag and
place the cursor in the middle of the tags on it's own line.

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install details
This new version has the documentation coupled with the script. You only need one file xml.vim.

Place this file in your ftplugin directory (i.e. '~/.vim/ftplugin/xml.vim) Type :help ftplugins for more information on installation.

The documentation will install automatically the first time the plugin is ran. *NOTE* the first time the plugin is ran is NOT the first time VIM is ran. Because this is a file plugin you have to open an XML document to execute the script. So open a new test.xml file at first.

The html.vim script that came with the old tarball is now in the documentation as an example. to use it just copy/paste it into the file html.vim. See :help xml-plugin-html after the documentation installs.

ChangeLog and older versions availiable on request.

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
xmledit-1.9.1.vba 1.9.1 2010-07-22 7.0 Devin Weaver Adds a global disable switch

Updated to vimball packaging (compatible with pathogeon)
xml.vim 1.84 2009-04-07 7.0 Devin Weaver Latest development build after move to Git repository. No new features.
xml.vim 1.29 2005-05-14 6.0 Devin Weaver Fixed some documentation. Added <a> tag to html example.
Added Visual select tag mapping. Cosmetics
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