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comment Using a custom star type with a Gmail filter
I actually briefly accepted this answer before I realized you answered the wrong question. You're right that you can use this syntax to search for questions, but you can't use it for setting up filters. The filter menu -- which has changed since I originally asked this question -- still only gives a single "Star it" checkbox, not a dropdown menu or anything like that.
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comment Is there a web app that validates XML?
That's kind of like me asking "how can I cross this river without a boat?" and you saying "try a sailboat"... but yeah, I've used XMLSpy in the past, it is good, just not what I was looking for with this question.
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