need for attributenames at higher level in editor tree
When an eml-attribute document is displayed in the Morpho editor, one just sees
a number of identical "attribute" nodes (when the tree is open to 2 levels). It
has been suggested that the names of the attributes should be displayed in the
tree to differentiate between element.
The attribute names will appear, of course, when the node is expanded, but one
cannot see a list of all the attributes names together.
Displaying the names would be useful for the user, but the tree would then not
mirror the xml structure and/or would be specific for certain doc types. Do we
consider this enhancement?
#1 Updated by Matt Jones about 18 years ago
Yes, I think we definitely need to consider this. Its one of those cases where
the underlying technology (XML) is obfuscating the usability of the application
-- clearly displaying the attribute names higher in the tree would make it
easier to navigate the document. The question is, how do we make changes like
this without breaking our ability to edit arbitrary XML documents. Maybe its ok
to have EML-specific enhancements, as long as they don't break support for other