Notepad++ XML color syntax highlighting error



  • I have a problem that bothers me for a while and can’t find the answer googling around…
    I use a lot of XML scripts that had an element Script. And Notepad++ doesn’t like it very much…

    E.g.:

    <?xml version=“1.0”?>
    <Script attrib1=“1” attrib2=“2”>
    <book category=“children”>
    <title>Harry Potter</title>
    <author>J K. Rowling</author>
    </book>
    </Script>

    Notepad will not highlight anything after the line with element Script. Seems that it is some kind of a keyword to Notepad++ and it handles it differently.

    Is there any way to avoid this behavior?
    Thanks!



  • An (XML) attribute (like ‘script’) cannot contain multiple values.
    Change line two - erasing attrib1 or attrib2
    or
    make ‘script’ an element.
    You were close to “a bad workman (who) always blames his tools”.



  • @Branimir-Buljan

    Works for me in v7.5.6:

    You need Notepad++ v7.5.5 or later as this was fixed in that release. Also, your text uses non-ascii quotes, I replaced those with plain " instead of and

    @Gogo-Neatza

    An (XML) attribute (like ‘script’) cannot contain multiple values.

    Not sure what you mean by this. Once the quotes are replaced, this is perfectly valid XML.

    You were close to “a bad workman (who) always blames his tools”.

    In this case it was the tool.


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