On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Richard MAHONEY wrote:
[responding to C Muller's query about XML-aware Web-based editing
> If I read you correctly, it seems that you need some sort of Content
> Management System (CMS) that is [TEI] XML aware, or capable of being
> made so. In particular, it seems that you need some sort of forms based
> interface that enables your contributors to enter valid [TEI] XML code
> which can then be incorporated in your database.
I just searched the TEI-L archive and can't see that anyone has
previously mentioned the Apache Lenya project:
It is precisely a content-management system that is XML-aware and
includes both facilities for form-based submission and a couple of
browser-based WYSIWYG editors that validate in real time (I believe)
against a Relax NG schema.
I haven't used it myself or done more than look over the material on the
Lenya website. Recently someone gave a demo of Lenya here at the U. of
Virginia, though, and Sue Perdue with the Papers of Thomas Jefferson -
Retirement Series attended and shared some feedback. She was impressed in
principle, but felt that it would require an expert system administrator
on staff to set up and run (unlike the custom-designed commercial CMS that
is used by PTJ-RS and some other documentary editorial projects). However,
I would think that any experience Cocoon administrator ought to be able to
handle it, based on the installation instructions.
If someone out there has hands-on experience with Lenya, maybe they could
address its suitability for use by a group of editors located in different
places and possessing varying technical skill.
David Sewell, Editorial and Technical Manager
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