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Hi there,

I primarily work with HTML and XML. I find jEdit to be an amazing tool, in particular how sidekick parses and displays the markup language.

One feature that I would dearly like, is a way for me to:

i) Wrap selected lines with tags
ii) Wrap a selection with tag

1) Wrap selection with an arbitrary tag

Often time, I'm required to take multiple lines and wrap them with an arbitrary tag. Right now, I make use of beanshell macros to do this, but they are hardcoded to specific tags (like <li> or <p>). I would like to do this without having to type into a dialog box.

See image 01_jetbrains_IDEA_wrap_in_tag.png


Submitted taitoh - 2012-04-27 - 19:01:52z Assigned kerik-sf
Priority 5 Category XML
Status Open Group None
Resolution None Visibility No


2012-04-27 - 19:07:00z

2) I would like to have the option to do this across multiple lines. This is great for making individual paragraphs or list elements. I have macros that do it, but some editors on OS X (like Textmate, espresso) do this out of the box.

See image 02_Wrap_selected_lines_in_tag.png


2012-04-27 - 19:23:39z
Looks like a nice feature for the XML plugin.
2012-04-27 - 20:27:24z
Thanks Dale,

I'd love to see it implemented.

2013-07-31 - 19:25:11z
+1 to that!!
2013-07-31 - 20:13:24z
Have you tried the XInsert plugin? Not sure about arbitrary tags, but it looks like it might not be too difficult to create your own custom tag libraries.
2013-08-01 - 04:38:19z
Actually, now that you mention it, this might be a templates or supertemplates or xinsert feature rather than something that needs to be added to XML plugin, but Ia m not familiar enough with those other plugins to say for sure.

In my earlier comment, when I said +1 to that, I thought this request was for reformatting words (as in word wrap) for the contents between a tag (instead of using the traditional paragraph separation criteria that jedit's built in reformat paragraph uses) but after looking at the images you attached, I realize your request is not about word wrap, but "tag wrapping".


2012-04-27 - 19:01:53z

Image of Jetbrains IDEA wrapping a selection with an arbitrary tag

2012-04-27 - 19:07:40z

Image of Espresso with Wrap selected lines in tag.