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Jens,

Interesting editor.  It depends if the task at hand is a 
data-entry or proofing task it might be just the thing.

At a quick glance it seems fairly straightfoward.  Could maybe 
use some better CSS ;-) but an individual instance could change that.

-James


On 18/01/13 10:59, Jens Østergaard Petersen wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I would like to mention that there is an alternative to
> writing a TEI editor in JavaScript: XForms. XForms does not
> come to mind first in this connection, I am sure, for forms
> pull in data in a predetermined order and cannot handle mixed
> content. However, there is a way to output forms in document
> order, not with standard XForms, it is true, but with
> XSLTForms <agencexml.com/xsltforms>, which has a xf:setnode
> action that allows you to create instance content
> dynamically.
>
> The developer Stephen Cameron has created a proof-of-concept
> generic XML editor named "xml.edit.xml" on this basis, hosted
> at <http://collinta.com.au/xsltforms/xml.edit.xml>. Stephen's
> idea was to use this for editing conf files and suchlike, and
> to make it work with mixed content, one has to wrap all
> text-nodes in an element, since named nodes are required.
> Stephen has added some sample TEI documents, "punch.xml" and
> "chinese-dictionary", to illustrate how TEI could be handled.
> One can also load local files, but larger files will slow down
> the editor.
>
> XSLTForms runs in the browser using JavaScript, so it is not
> as if use of JavaScript is avoided, and satisfying demands
> number 5 and 6 appear difficult, but the beauty of Stephen's
> solution, using a few hundred lines of code
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/xmleditxml/>, should appeal
> to any XML geeks on this list.
>
> Best,
>
> Jens
>
>
> On Dec 19, 2012, at 7:29 PM, Louis-Dominique Dubeau
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Dear TEI Community,
>>
>> I'm looking for a web-based XML editor for a project that
>> will make use of TEI. The document would live in a server, a
>> user would connect with a browser to edit the document, the
>> server will serve the XML editor to the browser (with the
>> relevant data), etc.
>>
>> I have searched the mailing list archives. While I found
>> many discussions about desktop-based editors, I did not find
>> a discussion thread that was specifically about web-based
>> editors.
>>
>> What I'm looking for is something which would:
>>
>> 1. Be open source. (Absolutely required.)
>>
>> 2. Be implemented in JavaScript. (I don't believe there is
>> any other viable option for web-served browser-side
>> application code, unless I missed something.)
>>
>> 3. Edit XML.
>>
>> 4. Support context-sensitive addition of elements so as
>> allow insertion of new elements that are allowed in context.
>> This often shows up as "automatic completion" in editors
>> that edit raw XML.
>>
>> 5. Support validation with a Relax NG schema, and guide
>> editing (see point 4) with this same schema. (Like nxml-mode
>> does in Emacs.)
>>
>> 6. Support WYSIWYM editing besides raw XML. I know that I'd
>> have to customize it for my needs but if there is an
>> infrastructure for this already, it simplifies my work.
>>
>> The way I've split my requirements may seem random but it is
>> in fact based on a breakdown of functionality in the editors
>> I've seen out there. The editor I've found so far which
>> seems to fit my requirements most closely is CodeMirror:
>> http://codemirror.net/
>>
>> It meets all first 4 requirements but not 5 or 6. If anyone
>> has experience with CodeMirror for XML editing they'd like
>> to share, good or bad, I'd be much obliged. Or if anyone
>> knows of an editor which would fit the requirements above
>> even better than CodeMirror, I'd appreciate that too. For
>> the record, I've rejected the editors listed below, for a
>> variety of reasons. That I've rejected them only means I've
>> decided that they do not fit *my* requirements, not that
>> they are terrible or serve no purpose. Xopus, for instance,
>> looks great but is not open source. eXide looks great for
>> XQuery editing but seems to offer less than CodeMirror when
>> it comes to XML. If I have misjudged an editor that some of
>> the list members know would do what I want, please correct
>> me.
>>
>> http://www.bitfluxeditor.org/ http://www.on-xml.com/
>> http://xopus.com/ http://xmlgrid.net/
>> https://code.google.com/p/xmlwebitor/
>> http://www.subchild.com/liveXmlEdit/
>> https://xmlwebpad.codeplex.com/ http://www.xerlin.org/
>> http://exist-db.org/exist/apps/eXide/index.html#
>> http://ace.ajax.org/#nav=about
>>
>> Thank you, Louis


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