Benji Fisher <benji@...
> Antoine J. Mechelynck wrote:
> > Benji Fisher <benji@...> wrote:
> > > Gumnos (Tim Chase) wrote:
> > >
> > > > I've have gotten used to using gD to jump to my global
> > > > definitions
> > > > in my C/C++ files. However, I'm working with a moderatly large
> > > > (currently around 500k, when completed, should be about a meg
> > > > and a
> > > > half) XML file in which it would be handy to have "gD" find the
> > > > first instance of the word under the cursor (which it currently
> > > > does). However, in this particular file the "definition" should
> > > > always be in an attribute of the form
> > > >
> > > > id="definedTerm"
> > > >
> > > > The problem is that I have plenty of other attributes
> > > > referencing
> > > > it, of the form
> > > >
> > > > ref="definedTerm"
> > >
> > Talking of cross-fertilization:
> > I see a similarity with HTML, where <a name="SomeName" ...> or
> > <blahblah id="SomeName" ...> are "definitions", while <a
> > href="#SomeName"> or <a href="somefile.htm#SomeName"> are
> > "references". Has anyone thought to
> > exploit those in some kind of tag-jumping scheme for Vim (Not that
> > I'd use
> > it much [or maybe I will, now that I think about it], and I don't
> > have any external ctags that I know of, but it's good to know...).
> > Note that unlike Vim helptags, the combination filename#tagname
> > should be unique but the tagname by itself need not.
> You do not need a tags file to use [d and related commands. I
> think that
> > let &l:define = '\<\(id\|name\)\s*=\s*'
> should work pretty well for the constructions you mention (untested).
> Off hand, I cannot think of any way to handle "somefile.htm#SomeName"
> : I think you have to put the cursor over the "SomeName" part of the
> string. If you want to find '<a name="SomeName">' in somefile.htm
> then you could also play with the 'include' option (untested by me).
> Try something like
> > setlocal include=\\<href\\s*=\\s*
> You might want to add '"' at the end or '\c' at the beginning
> (properly escaped). Note that this is far from perfect: it may also
> find '<a name="SomeName">' in someotherfile.htm .
> For further (teted) examples of settings for 'define' and
> 'include', see the default ftplugin/tex.vim .
> HTH --Benji Fisher
I see. Well, if some day I have nothing better to do <smirk>fat
chance!</smirk> I may write some HTML plugin to jump to a definition by
anything within <> preceded by name= or id= and either within "" or with no
intervening spaces, to jump to a reference within the same file by searching
on #name, and (with the cursor on <a [space] [anything but >]
href="pathfilename#tagname" with or w/o quotes [anything] >, to do ":edit
pathfilename" followed (if successful) by / on the definition. (a path
starting with anything but / and not containing : is relative to the dir
containing the referencing file).