X/HTML and CSS Editing Improvements in Netbeans 6.9

Below is a list of possible enhancements and features for HTML and CSS editors. Items marked in bold font are the highly required ones.


Priority Feature Description Issues Milestone State
P2 Support for more HTML versions XHTML 1.1 and X/HTML 5 support 123545
P2 HTML refactoring Renaming of html files updates all refering files and vice versa 123545 M2 partially done
P2 HTML - CSS refactoring Renaming of CSS classes and selectors, renaming of css files refered in html M1 done
P3 Find usages Find usages of html files
P3 Safe delete Safe delete of html files 145714
P2 Code completion for class and id elements CC offers classes and ids from the bound stylesheet in html tags - M1 done
P2 HTML hyperlinking Navigation to refered files, css id and class elements - M2 done
P3 JTidy support 123986
P3 Bind external CSS stylesheet Allow to simply bind an external stypesheet to html page. 150828
P3 More HTML completion Code completion for all possibly completable attributes, DOCTYPE elements etc. 178234
P3 Tag based editors options 145791 M1 done
P3 Wrap with tag hint If user selects an html code, a hint "wrap with tag" appears. The hint then creates two synchronized fields - before and after the text, where user types the tag name.
P3 Tags instant rename User can instantly rename tag pairs. Both open and end tags are renames at once.
P3 Insert required attributes hint There is an html error check for misssing required attributes. A hint which would add all of them with possible predefined values would be handy. Code templates would be used to easily travesre among the values. M1 done
P3 Missing class/id error check + hintfix If a class or id used in an html page is undefined in any of the bound stylesheets, then a warning is displayed for such tag with a hintfix "Generate missing class/id". The fix will add new class/id into the associated stylesheet, in case there are more user can choose (including generating <style>...</style> section inside the html itself. There might be an option which specify the behavior.
P3 Default editor code folds selection hint


Priority Feature Description Issues Time estimate Milestone State
P1 Support for CSS versions/browsers Better support for CSS3 modules and proprietary syntaxes (MS IE) 140603, 121117
P3 Css refactoring Refactoring of css usages in HTML. Mainly classes and ids. 150189 M1 done
P3 Hyperlinking from css Navigation in css @import(...) directives 103977 M2 done
P3 Css navigator views Plain/Selectors/Classes/Ids views There isn't a CSL api for that
P3 Filtering and sorting of css navigator There isn't a CSL api for that
P3 Semantic highlighting in CSS Highlights unused elements, Overridden elements etc.
P3 Color chooser in css color completion Show a special item in the css color completion which triggers a colorchooser and puts the selected value to the text. M2 done
P3 Used css colors in completion Css color completion shows the already used # colors in the completion list. Should take them also from the referred sheets. M2 done
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