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HTML validation the shining star in Orion 0.4 M1

Chris Mayer
Orion.1

The Eclipse browser gets compendium of new perks just in time for the holidays!

Christmas is a time for giving, and you can’t really argue the
amount of seasonal gifts coming out of the Eclipse community at the
moment. The first milestone for the Eclipse browser IDE, Orion 0.4
has been delivered just ahead of the Christmas rush and John
Arthorne told all of the
new developments
 in the first build.

Basic HTML validation is now available to all those using Orion,
with warnings flashing up for common problems such
as malformed elements, missing tags, incorrect element
nesting, and duplicate element ids.

Through the addition of the
CodeMirror plugin
, Orion users can now connect CodeMirror
syntax highlighting to the editor for a variety of languages
( C/C++, C#, Clojure, CoffeeScript, Groovy, Pascal, Perl, PHP,
Python, Ruby, Scheme, Smalltalk, and many others.) but also support
for mixed mode documents, so JavaScript and PHP embedded within
HTML files. All encompassing I’m sure you’ll agree. The added bonus
of CodeMirror is its ability to pinpoint errors dynamically, so
warning the user as you type away.

Further tweaks include a new content type
service orion.file.contenttype,allowing
plugins to introduce new types in the future and associate
content types with file extensions and MIME types. There’s also
improvements to the user interface, search refinements and a
wildcard search function. More information on the new features in
Orion 0.4 M1 can be found on their website, but if you can’t wait,
go straight to the OrionHub to

download
and explore.

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