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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] WYSIWYG Editor for docbook

(This is a bit off-topic but I'm staying in thread since it might be of interest to the docbook community)

Now I'm curious :-)

If you create a master document which (x)includes a bunch of files, say chapters, in Oxygen it will
work in the Author view, i.e. showing the complete document allowing you to navigate around.

However, the problem is that if you are in say, "Chapter 1"  then the auto-completion (in the
attribute view) for say "xlink:href" will not (at least not for me) populate the dropdown list  in the
attribute view with "xml:id" that has been defined outside the current file, say in "Chapter 2". 

The only way I found to fix this is to add all files in the project as files in the validation configuration then
the autocompletiong will find all defined "xml:id"'s in all files.


On 2012-08-13 22:38, Ron Catterall wrote:

I don't understand this xinclude problem with oxygen.  Oxygen has been 
handling my xincludes, and nested xincludes, seamlessly from versions 
around 7 or 8 at least.  There was a base problem with the earlier 
versions (back to v.2 in my experience) - see this list about 5 or 6 
years ago which gave trouble with xinclude nesting, but as far as I know 
that has been sorted out.  I don't use any 'tricks'.  I just loaded v.14 
on a new machine and it all worked straight out of the box on nested 

On 13/08/2012 12:42, Johan Persson wrote:
Kind of. If you like me use a master file with XInclude:s it takes a "trick" to get Oxygens to resolve all references and then it works really well. This "trick" has been available for quite some time/versions - but it is not obvious. You have to add all includes as files in the validation schema. Then assign the validation schema to all included modules. Having done that it will be possible to handle XML includes as expected, all ref:s in all moduels can be resolved by auto-completion. Unfortunately the recenet addition of master file in Oxygen (which I thought would handle this) does not seem to work this way for plain XML files (at least I didn't get it to work). It works fine for XSLT stylesheets though. In regards to the comments about price for Oxygen I would say that it is very reasonable priced given its capabilities and the speed up it will make in the writing of XML (and XSLT stylesheets). It would be very easy to motivate its cost in a business setting. Of course, for a hobbyist it would be harder but I believe Oxygen also has a very cheap "hobbyist not-for-profit" license that is less than US $100 Just my 2c /J On 2012-08-13 19:11, Warren Young wrote:
On 8/12/2012 4:41 PM, Richard Hamilton wrote:
There are a bunch of very good visual editors out there that will handle DocBook. The one I know best is Oxygen (http://www.oxygenxml.com/), which works very well with DocBook.
The last time I tried opening one of my DocBook manuals with it (version 9, maybe?) it didn't handle XML Includes gracefully. I like to have a top-level document that simply includes all the chapter files, which lets me edit the chapters individually. This keeps file sizes reasonable and (much more important) localizes VCS comments to the relevant section of the document. As I recall, oXygen sort of kind of attempted to open the top-level document, but didn't give me the seamless WYSIWYG view I expected: an editable version of the final PDF output. If instead I opened an individual chapter file, it got confused by the cross-references, since it didn't understand that it was looking at a tree in a forest. Have they fixed this limitation, or does it still push you toward putting the entire document in a single file? --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail:docbook-apps-unsubscribe@lists.oasis-open.org docbook-apps-unsubscribe@lists.oasis-open.org> For additional commands, e-mail:docbook-apps-help@lists.oasis-open.orgdocbook-apps-help@lists.oasis-open.org>
-- ron@catterall.net 



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