In HippoEDIT you can define style ranges with help of style blocks, defining continues highlighting interval between open and close tags.

    <Block open="{" close="}"/>
    <Regexp open="'" open_lead="[^\w\)'\]]" close="'"/>

There are two kind of block types you can use:

  • Block - style definition with open tag defined as character sequence and close block as character sequence or character set.
  • Regexp - style definition with open and close tag defined as regular expressions. Much more powerful than Block but also much more slower.
Try to use Block definition as much as you can, because regular expression definitions are in 10 times slower.