Since I didn't have a chance to this yet, I would like to congratulate
the JetBrain team for their IntelliJ 4.0 release. You guys really put
together an excellent product. So again, congratulations!
Now I would like to focus for a second on XML support in IntelliJ. XML
editing in not the focus of the product, but that did not prevent
IntelliJ 3 from being an extremely competitive XML editor in the
marketplace. Some consider IntelliJ to be just the best XML editor
available. In fact I know of a quite a few people who are just using
IntelliJ as an XML editor.
I expected the XML support to be improved in IntelliJ 4. Instead, I
have not seen any major improvement, but more importantly some of the
features that worked just fine in IntelliJ 3 are now broken in
IntelliJ 4. Let me mention a few specific examples:
- XML code is not reindented correctly when doing a copy/paste (bug
27619 - this used to work fine in IntelliJ 3)
- Tags not closed correctly (bug 29371 - again, no problem there with
- Problem with xs:any in schema validation (bug 30177, this might be
just an issue in the latest build)
- Completion in tag name does not work correctly (I don't have a bug
number here, but can try to submit one if this is not a well-known issue)
I hope that XML editing will not slowing become a second class citizen
in IntelliJ, and that the team will aggressively at fixing XML-related
issues, just like it does for Java-related issues.