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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: docbook visual editor

On Thu, Sep 20, 2001 at 02:33:35PM +0200, Irene Vatton wrote:
> Yes, the Amaya team is also developing now a general support of XML where
> the document structure is generated at the same time the document instance
> is parsed.

Hm... do you mean that the structure will be derived from an XML DTD
(instead of from a S file), or from a DTD-less XML document ?

What about the current CSS support, BTW ?  Is CSS usable instead of
Thot's P language ?

> If you plan to develop a Docbook authoring tool I suggest you to proceed 
> like we did in Amaya for HTML, SVG and MathML. We use generic functions of
> the thotlib for handling the document tree + presentation + WYSIWYG editing
> and we connect to the thotlib specific functions that control the semantic 
> of the application. The thotlib allows you to do that easily.

That looks reasonable.  We shall look at this and probably retarget
our efforts.

Thanks for these clarifications.
Yann Dirson <Yann.Dirson@fr.alcove.com>                 http://www.alcove.com/
Free-Software Engineer				      Ingénieur Logiciel-Libre
Free-Software time manager    	       Responsable du temps Informatique-Libre

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