Re: Advice on XML editor development
At 14:16 27/04/98 +0000, Matt Mower wrote: [...] >I'm not familiar enough with the terminology here. I'll tell you what I >think the difference is. A tree based editor is something like XMLPro >which displays a document as a hierarchy of objects, a stream based >editor is something like composer where you type free-text (albeit in a >structured manner). Yes - unless someone corrects me :-) >If the above is accurate then my intention is for this to be a >tree-based editor. With DTD elements acting as "objects" that can be >manipulated sensibly. Fine. The exciting thing about XML is that this is impossible in HTML and so the tree-based philosophy opens up completely new worlds. > >> It should support ID/IDREF and xml:link in a graphical manner (e.g. >>dragon-drop) >> > >I'm not sure what this. An IDREF attribute points to a unique ID attribute in the same document. Essentially a link. Look at the source of rec.xml - some examples there. xml:link allows hyperlinks. How are you going to introduce them into the document? > [...] >>Note that there is a lot of experience in the SGML (sic) community about >>creating editors and it's worth talking to experienced people and getting >>demos to find out exactly what the range of things you really want is. >>> > >Can you suggest a forum in which I could raise this issue? Here. I have :-). Creating an XML editor is absolutely mainstream for XML-DEV. The point is that many people reading this list will have experience. [...] > >I have reliability concerns about swing. In principle though I do agree >with you. I have bugs. If that means the same thing... P. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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