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The making of WebCoder 2009 – part 5

October 30, 2008

During the last couple of episodes, we have talked about some of the benefits that the new HTML parser is bringing into WebCoder 2009. This will be yet another one, because I want to share this new feature with you. I'm not sure what it should be called, but internally, I have referred to it as the "Tag chain". Perhaps you guys can come up with a better name? Anyway, here is a screenshot of how it looks:

 tagchain

It works by getting information about tag positions from the HTML parser and then comparing it with the current cursor position. By doing so, WebCoder will be able to pinpoint where in the tag hierarchy you currently are, and show you the chain of tags that are within the current scope. As you can see, you'll have quick access to the same features as found in the HTML Outlining tree, described in post #4: You can navigate to the tag, select it, select the content of it, and then you have quick access to editing any CSS selectors used in either the ID or the class attribute. The tag chain should help you get a faster overview of your current position, when editing your documents, as well as provide quick access to useful features as shown on the screenshot. Let me know what you think :)

Kasper (TSW) @ 9:15 am in WebCoder

3 Responses to “The making of WebCoder 2009 – part 5”

  1. Andrew says:

    Hello Kasper – I was wondering about the upgrade path for Webcoder 2009. I’ve only recently bought 2007. Will it be a free upgrade? Thanks, Andrew

  2. Kasper (TSW) says:

    Hi Andrew,

    Thank you for your comment. No, it won’t be a completely free upgrade, but I will be offering a neat discount for all previous customers :)

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