If you do lot of XML editing with Vim, refer to this mini-howto on Vim as XML Editor at http://www.pinkjuice.com/howto/vimxml . See also Vim XML Wiki page , Devin Weaver "Script Karma" - xmledit a filetype plugin to help edit XML, HTML, and SGML documents, Vim.org XML scripts , Vim.org XML tips , w3.org - Well formed XML doc .
Jump around the buffer with %, eg between opening and closing angle brackets of XML tags and between opening and closing tags when XML syntax recognition is turned on. home http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=39 For installation instructions enter:
vim somefile.txt :help add-local-help rpm -qa | grep -i vim rpm -ql vim-minimal | less rpm -ql vim-common | less ls /usr/share/vim/vim61/macros/matchit.* mkdir -p ~/.vim/plugin cp /usr/share/vim/vim61/macros/matchit.vim ~/.vim/plugin/ mkdir ~/.vim/doc cp /usr/share/vim/vim61/macros/matchit.txt ~/.vim/doc/ vim some-xml-file.xml # And test out the % key to match the tags
cd ~/.vim tar xvf xmledit.tar.gz ln ftplugin/*.xml ~/.vim/plugin vim some-xml-file.xml # And test out the autocreation of tags in insert mode
This is from Ashley - gVim and Docbook . One can write DocBook documents at an incredably faster rate if one maps element entry to key bindings. A directory called xml was created in the ftplugins directory of the gVim installation. Into this was placed a vim file that contained macros to map key combinations to element insertions. Comma preceeds each mapping, this is convenient because if the user types comma followed by space, nothing happens, but if the user types comma followed by one of the mapped key combinations an element is inserted. Most of the mappings are intuitive, for example, ulink is mapped onto ,-u-l. The mappings are very easy to customise and the improvement in document creation speed is amazing.