[thelist] predictive typing for web techs?

Barney Carroll barney.carroll at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 06:34:44 CST 2009

Hi folks,

I've been writing a lot of elaborate and varied code recently, and whereas
Notepad++ is my favourite text editor (I'm on a WinXP machine), I could
stand to be faster when prototyping HTML, JS, CSS & PHP.

I used to use NetBeansIDE for PHP, but gave it up because it's unnecessarily
feature-laden and process-heavy for the kind of work I do these days (I
don't want an IDE, I tend to write standalone snippets and pages for
disparate environments) — but one thing I really miss from it is the
unobtrusive contextual code suggestions — for example when I open a tag '<'
in HTML, it creates a drop-down of possible tags for that DTD that get
reduced as I type; likewise for attributes and attribute values (the same
functionality also went for CSS properties/values, JS
functions/properties/attributes, even jQuery(!))…

I don't think such a plugin exists for Notepad++. Does anybody know of a
relatively bare-bones code editor that comes with or supports such a
feature, that isn't a back-end, project-based IDE?

Barney Carroll

barney.carroll at gmail.com
07594 506 381

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