To: Supun Gunasena <Supun.Gunasena@orionhealth.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 09:54:15 +0200
I just have to say that XMLMind editor (XXE) is very powerful because
of its real-time CSS2 styling. As it provides for many XXE-specific
extensions to CSS (like evaluating XPath expression in CSS generated
text), one can do real tricks in highlighting the document structure of
User can also switch between various styles of view during editing -
one particular application which now comes on my XML mind is to use it
to highlight DocBook profiling information according to various
criteria by text background color. At one time I could choose to
highlight according to the "userlevel" attribute, then switch to
highlighting according to "os" attribute etc.
BTW - haven't anyone already did it? :-)
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Supun Gunasena wrote:
interesting.I have been waiting a long
time for a Docbook to WordML
and WordML to Docbookstylsheet, or editor that can do this.
I would love for
someone to bring out a Docbook editor
which is similar to Word.
Right now, I am
using XML Mind as my front
end editor and other technical writers are finding it very frustrating
It is very similar to Word-Perfect back in the day!
Please keep me
informed on your latest
developments with this front-end editor and stylesheets.
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use MS Word as
the front-end editor to your DocBook authoring system?
Stayton and I have
been working on a series of XSL stylesheets that allow roundtripping of
documents through Word (or Apple's Pages). That is, a stylesheet
transforms a DocBook document into WordML (the XML format for MS Word
and then another set of stylesheets transforms WordML back into DocBook.
be done without loss of information, but only for a limited subset of
(even more limited than Simplified DocBook). However, for simple
documents I believe this is sufficient for many authors.
planning on these
stylesheets shipping with the next DocBook XSL stylesheet
My company is also working on applications and tools to support use of
stylesheets, such as producing HTML and PDF from freshly-authored
contact me for further details if you're interested.
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I too am on the look
out for a Docbook editor. My
requirement is that our editors - who know nothing of Docbook, need to
to create and edit Docbook documents as if they were typing a word
ie. easily... really easy