- Developer Tools
Eric Promislow, May 10, 2011
The plan for rolling out Komodo 7 is to bring on a wave of new functionality with each new alpha. This time the main difference is a revamp in the way we do as-you-type syntax checking.
Revisiting syntax checking
We've found there are two other HTML libraries written as Perl modules (HTML::Tidy and HTML::Lint) that sometimes do better HTML checking than Tidy, so you now have the option of using those. If you've moved to HTML5, you can check it with Komodo's built-in html5lib instead.
Roll your own
Finally, the new syntax checking system is fully extensible. The three parts to add support for a new language are: UDL to describe the language, an XPCOM library to determine how the checking works, and a Mozilla extension to add new preference pages. If you just want to add support for a new checker for an existing language, you can do that with a simple Mozilla extension.
Updated Mozilla under the hood
Additionally there have been several bug fixes since the last alpha, particularly in the new sync and collaboration modules.
Trackback URL for this post:
Share this post: