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This topic interests me a great deal. I wonder if others on the list are interested?
We have an offering about to be released in the same general area. We take the approach that content should be managed and edited from a storyboard interface that is independant of presentaion. It is IE5.5 Windows only (or Virtual PC or perhaps Wine??). When Mozilla gets the contentEditable attribute we will work to go cross platform. The content management part of the app can work cross platform but we choose to use some IE specific functionality to make a really nice GUI. This will not be open source, at least in the beginning, but I see it being extremely affordable and perhaps offering it in a "mom & pop - type" Applpication Service Provider model :) This would be something like US$100-250/month for a basic account. Or perhaps it would be best to license it??
- everything is accessible from a nice (we hope!) browser-based GUI
[basic screenshot: http://koberg.com/lsb.gif]
- wysiwyg editing (storyboard styled)
- very flexible user management
- content repositiory (no web service access yet, just CVS or download a ZIP)
- development, QA and certification stages in a workflow
-- the workflow is not strictly enforced unless the admin sets it that way, rather it serves as a guidline
--- authors edit in dev, then promote to QA (silver)
--- QA certify's each content piece
--- when all content is certified (or golden) an authorized user can generate a static 'certified' site (HTML, JSP, ASP, etc) using their own XSLT, and download everything including; generated pages, content XML, config XML, XSLT, CSS.
[there is more but that briefly covers the main interesting parts]
The tool is built mostly with XSLT and runs in a J2EE compliant servlet container. I use Saxon as the XSLT processor, Caucho's Resin for the servlet container and SUN's JDK1.4. I might move to Resin's compiled XSLT if they can get that fixed up.
Are people interested in discussing content management issues on this list (if it is appropriate)? If people are intersted and this is not the best place, is there one?
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