XML Editor: allow copy node with right-click

Bug #1527824 reported by Cynthia on 2015-12-19
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Inkscape
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Bug Description

Feature Request.

In the "XML Editor", right-click [the mouse] on a node in the left pane, choose "copy XML to Clipboard".

For example, if our document looks like:
<1>
  <11>
    <111>
      hello
    </111>
  </11>
  <22>
  </22>
</1>

Selecting "11" will copy "<11><111>hello</111></11>" into the clipboard (formatted nicely, of course).

Use case: I often write programs that generate SVG. I like to use Inkscape to "rough out" drawings and then use the generated SVG as templates in my program code. Currently I "save" the drawing and then copy the XML from the generated SVG file. Being able to right-click on a node in the "XML Editor" would be easier.

su_v (suv-lp) on 2016-01-23
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: clipboard exporting xmleditor
insaner (insaner) wrote :

Just ran into this use case. I would love to see this feature implemented as well.

I would also add that having a button in the XML toolbar as a "hint" that this feature exists would be great as well. Ie, a "copy this set of nodes to clipboard" button, next to the "Duplicate node" button for example.

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