OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

docbook-apps message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Query re DocBook, XForms and Document Assembly


Some developers and I have been developing an
application called GenerGuide
on SourceForge (http://generguide.sf.net). The
application is still rough,
but if I understand you correctly, then GenerGuide may
just be able to do
some or all of what you are wanting with some

The idea behind GenerGuide is to have a repository of
Generic Documents that
can be combined with Project Specific Documents at
time of processing. The
output is a single xml document that can then be
transformed. Currently the
project only supports the Simplified Docbook DTD. We
do have plans to
include Full Docbook, but that will be in a later

The User Manual for this document, should be available
in a few days. As
soon as I have completed the first draft and the other
members of the team
have reviewed it.

Hope this helps.

Sean Wheller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "GARY Hoffman" <GHOFF@eslaw.com>
To: <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 9:11 PM
Subject: [docbook-apps] Query re DocBook, XForms and
Document Assembly

 Second, regardless of the answer to the first part,
is it possible to use
the html:form elements in a DocBook document in a
manner similar to document
assembly programs (the most popular being HotDocs
(www.hotdocs.com))? That
is, is it possible to have a DocBook document that is
a template containing
optional provisions that are selected by the end-user?
 For example, suppose
you have a standard form of a sales contract that is
used by a hardware
vendor.  A document assembly program would permit a
secretary (or whatever)
to prepare a contract tailored to a specific customer
and/or order.  Through
a series of dialogues, the secretary provides the
name, address and other
pertinent information regarding the customer and the
ordered goods.  In
addition, the secretary may be given choices as to
specific contractual
provisions, such as product warranties.  The program
would then "assemble"
the document, which can be saved and printed by a word
processing program.

Do you Yahoo!?
The New Yahoo! Shopping - with improved product search

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]