View Full Version : matchitand filetype plugin for vim

November 14th, 2007, 03:40 PM
Hello all,

In order to do efficient DocBook editing in vim, I was trying to install the matchit plugin to be able to jump from an xml opening tag to its closing tag. It works, but not perfectly.

I have followed the instructions from this link (http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=39).

I can get the help for the matchit plugin, but when I press %, I don't jumpt to the associated tag. So I decided to tell vim that the file I am editing is an xml file, by issuing the command:

:set filetype=xml
And now pressing % works! And actually, it changes the syntax coloring at the same.

So I wanted to test if the filetype recognition plugin was activated:

which returns the following:

filetype detection:ON plugin:ON indent:OFF

So what's happening? Is it my filetype plugin which is not correctly working? Is it not recognizing the correct filetype and how to remedy it?

Best regards,

November 15th, 2007, 06:30 AM
Using the DocBook filetype (docbk) results in matchit not functioning for me, as well. My guess is that vim doesn't apply XML rules to DocBook files, although I don't know why that would be. I don't believe that matchit is malfunctioning.