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I like to provide a downloadable package where they can just open the 
Oxygen project, click on File / New My WhateverItIs File, then get a 
template to build on, with built-in Author mode CSS, validation and 
transformation to XHTML. Then much later, when they've already been 
productive and got comfortable, we can unpick how that all happens.

Cheers,
Martin

On 2016-07-11 07:06 AM, Lou Burnard wrote:
>   Another essential feature for me would be the ability to access a
> pre-scripted sequence of transformations etc. in the way that oXygen
> currently does when generating RNG and XHTML from an ODD file. It's
> currently done with an Ant script, but any scripting language will do. I
> routinely do an exercise which involves editing an ODD, generating a
> schema, using it to create a new file, e da capo. This is easy and
> seamless in oXyGen: doing it  via the oXGarage web interface would be
> cumbersome and confusing.
>
> I'm less persuaded of the essentialness of being able to package things
> up in an oXyGen project file. For me, this is something that comes later
> on in a project, when its constituents are more stable: it's not
> something I'd expect beginners to be exposed to. Beginners need to know
> what the various components of the process are, not be protected from them.