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LeeHart

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It's different colors for element names, attribute names, attribute values, comments, markup (like '<' and '>') and plain text.

When it's on the clipboard, the Plain Text (1), Unicode Text (13), and OEM Text (7) are the unformatted text but the HTML Format and Rich Text Format versions include syntax colorization.

For those of us that regularly work with the plain text the syntax colorization is a great thing. I believe there are freely available XSLs to help with this. Notepad2 is an open source editor that displays syntax colorization for XML files (and many other files.) It doesn't have the clipboard support, but I'd rate that a smidge lower anyway.

I don't know if the Internet Explorer syntax colorization is programmatically exposed; if that would help you to support it in the next release I'll track that down.

Lee

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