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   Re: XML Editor recommendation?

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  • From: Dan Vint <dvint@slip.net>
  • To: lee.pollington@biomednet.com ("Pollington, Lee (ELSLON)")
  • Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 07:16:17 -0800 (PST)

> I am intending to role out Arbortext Epic LE to a group of journalists and
> editors. It's cheap and simple, but the interface is still quite intuitive:
> tab to the next element, return gives a context menu of tags that can be
> used in that context.
> The only problem I have with any of these editors is that none of them
> support XSLT or even standard CSS for the styling, some have preview modes;
> I'm thinking of XMetal, but I believe you are tied into MSXML then (urgh).
> Epic uses FOSI for styling.

XMetaL has a version of James Clark's XT wrapped in a DLL that can be used. In
version 2 of this product you have to find it in the support directory to
install it where previous versions it was a little more noticable to install

Yes their default is to use MS, but this approach shows a method for 
incorporating any XSLT processor that you wanted to use:
	1) Wrap the parser in a DLL if it doesn't have one.
	2) Write the macro script that links the parser into the XMetaL 


> Lee
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: Rob Lugt [mailto:roblugt@elcel.com]
>  Sent: 22 November 2000 10:52
>  To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>  Subject: XML Editor recommendation?
>  Dear all,
>  We have a client which is a small group of journalists wishing 
>  to create XML
>  content.  They are not used to using mark-up languages and 
>  they currently
>  use MS Word for their documents.  They need a user-friendly editor that
>  takes the hard work our of creating XML files.
>  The editor doesn't have to be free, but it does have to be aimed at the
>  general population (not programmers!).
>  Something like MS XMLNotepad doesn't cut it.
>  I'm sure some of you will have been in a similar situation.  
>  If so, would
>  you mind sharing your recommendation?
>  Regards
>  Rob Lugt
>  ElCel Technology


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