On Sat, 2007-09-29 at 06:47, Dan O'Donnell wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-28-09 at 21:09 +0300, George Cristian Bina wrote:
> > Hi Martin,
> > Thanks for the quick feedback!
> > It is clear that there is no WYSIWYG for XML, the whole idea with XML is
> > to get more than one thing, the term that I used is "WYSIWYG like". A
> > better term is perhaps tagless editing?
> Tagless editing might be better--I agree that WYSIWYG seems to work
> against the whole point of XML, especially in its TEI form.
> I wonder also if it might be useful to emphasis a distinction between
> display and editing. Having just taught a student assistant to use
> Oxygen 8.2 I know that she finds it extremely valuable to periodically
> apply a stylesheet to the XML to see what it looks like on the screen
> (we all intuitively understand structure as it is expressed in layout,
> afterall). Maybe a true tagless editing environment would give the
> option of two windows: a color-coded editing environment in one panel
> that allowed you to enter your work without working about "all those
> tags" and a parallel browser-type window that optionally showed the
> results of your work as it would be displayed using your basic xslt and
> css (with perhaps a set of default ones). Ideally this would refresh and
> apply the transformations as you typed in the same way the validation
> works now in Oxygen; but I suspect that would be involve way too much
> overhead. A refresh button would do as well.
Sun has developed something of the sort for Java and JSP development
with their freely available Java Studio Creator 2 IDE. See the demos
Its been a wee while since I've used it but I can recall that the
WYSIWYG functionality was just splendid (though in general I prefer to
play with the code).
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