Has anyone tried or researched using Wiki software as an authoring front
end for ultimate output of TEI documents?
We have a publishing project on the print side of UVa Press that we want
to dual-purpose for online publication as well. It involves reference
works with a fairly standard encyclopedic format. Each consists of
standard metadata elements plus paragraphs of free text.
The editors are interested in the possibility of using wiki software as
an authoring tool, to allow multiple authors to collaborate and view
revision histories. We're interested in getting files from them that can
be converted with relative ease to valid TEI-XML for further use.
In theory, it should be possible to create article template pages that
could be filled in by authors, with the finished results exported to
XHTML or XML, depending on the wiki software's capabilities. (Noting
that some XML export, e.g. from MediaWiki, isn't particularly useful.)
I can visualize how this all might be done using the wiki package I'm
most familiar with (DokuWiki), particularly if someone could create
custom editing buttons to provide choices from a controlled vocabulary
for the metadata. But it would be fairly clunky.
If any other list members have thought about or experimented with this
kind of workflow, please contact me off-list (or post if you think your
experience is of general interest),
David Sewell, Editorial and Technical Manager
ROTUNDA, The University of Virginia Press
PO Box 400318, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4318 USA
Courier: 310 Old Ivy Way, Suite 302, Charlottesville VA 22903
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