created October 16, 2002 · complexity basic · author fishburn · version 6.0
If you have a block of text and you want to wrap it in <TAG_NAME>...</TAG_NAME> then this function will prompt you for the tag name and wrap the text.
" These mappings and TagSelection function will allow you to place " an XML tag around either the current word, or the current selected " text. " If the visual select is on a single line, the tag is wrapped " around the text <this>way</this>. If the visual select " extends over multiple lines, the tag is wrapped around the text " <this> " way " </this> " " When you are prompted for the tag name, you can enter: " Tag name? p class="classname" attri="bute" " The select is wrapped with: " <p class="classname" attri="bute"> " Your selection " </p> " Notice the attributes have been stripped from the closing tag. " " Use nmap, not nnoremap, since we do want to use an existing mapping. nmap ,,, viw,,, vnoremap ,,, <Esc>:call TagSelection()<CR> function! TagSelection() let tag = input("Tag name (include attributes)? ") if strlen(tag) == 0 return endif " Save let saveB = @b " <C-R> seems to automatically reindent the line for some filetypes " this will disable it until we have applied our changes let saveIndent = &indentexpr let curl = line(".") let curc = col(".") let &indentexpr = '' " If the visual selection is over multiple lines, then place the " data between the tags on newlines: " <tag> " data " </tag> let newline = '' if getline("'>") != getline("'<") let newline = "\n" let curl = line("'>") endif " Strip off all but the first word in the tag for the end tag let @b = newline . substitute(tag, '^[ \t"]*\(\<\S*\>\).*', '<\/\1>\e', "") let curc = curc + strlen(@b) exec "normal `>a\<C-R>b" let @b = substitute(tag, '^[ \t"]*\(\<.*\)', '<\1>\e', "") . newline let curc = curc + strlen(@b) exec "normal `<i\<C-R>b" " Now format the area exec "normal `<V'>j=" " Restore let @b = saveB let &indentexpr = saveIndent call cursor(curl, curc) endfunction
Could this function be expanded to replace/change tags enclosing the current region/selected text?