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Re: Is there a need for GUI XML/SGML DocBook tools?
- To: "Docbook at Lists dot Oasis-Open. Org" <docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org>
- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Is there a need for GUI XML/SGML DocBook tools?
- From: schen at falconwing dot com
- Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 21:43:34 -0500 (EST)
- cc: oswg-discuss at oswg dot org
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On Sun, 31 Oct 1999, Jeff Duska wrote:
> Anyhow, it seems to me that we need a cross-platform open source tool that
> can do several things.
Well, it seems we pop up everywhere =) Spoke with you a bit on the Argo
mailing list regarding it's (yet to be finished) plug-in architecture.
You might be interested to know that I've already been working on such a
beast targetted for JDK 1.1/Swing, in conjunction with the plug-in stuff.
It can only do simple XML editing at the moment, but I have plans for the
* Integrated XML parsing (using xp)
* Nifty stuff like smart indenting, tree view, tag folding, tab
completion of element & attribute names, etc. etc.
* Integrated XSL transformation
* Management of large document sets (sources -> various output formats)
by manipulating diagram representation
* As a plug-in, has scripting language support for customization
* Bundled with support for DocBook/XML, TEI-Lite XML source, and PDF, HTML
I haven't announced it yet, but I'm about to release a very preliminary
version for interested co-developers at www.falconwing.com/~schen.
E-mail me off list if you'd like to be notified about it.
I hope that eventually it'll be easy enough to use w.r.t. DocBook that
documentation projects will adopt it.
The current codename for the project is 'Athame'.
. . . Sean.