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From "David Duddleston" <da...@i2a.com>
Subject RE: merlot editor
Date Wed, 21 Jun 2000 00:28:46 GMT

Are you talking about XML Notepad. I tried a bunch of different editors for
data entry and I liked it the best because of the field tabing feature.

-david

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Washeim [mailto:esalon@canuck.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 11:00 AM
> To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> Subject: Re: merlot editor
>
>
> on 20/6/00 8:30 am, Niclas Hedhman at niclas@localbar.com wrote:
>
> > Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> >
> >> Mark Washeim wrote:
> >>>
> >>> http://www.merlotxml.org
> >>
> >> (even if Merlot's idea of XML editing is totally opposite to mine...
> >> well, I understand I'm a weirdo so I don't really count...)
> >
> > I agree that the tree-based editor is not very easy, nor
> intuitive, to work
> > with. And a lot of clicking is normally the result. I am sure
> the standard
> > word
> > processor view of documents are a better way to go, and the
> tree view is some
> > "Page Source" option. Anyway, a bit off-topic here to discuss
> the ultimate XML
> > editor.
> >
> > Niclas
> >
>
> Though i hate to say it, microsoft issued a small, non-validating
> xml editor
> about 2 years ago which was just great... it did use a tree view but with
> the ability to auto expand nodes as you tabbed through them such that you
> could tab open nodes and then tab to the content node to edit
> very easily .
> . .  I'll try to whip up one like it in java once I've finished with the
> eurofootball site . . .
>
> our editor also uses a tree, but depends on schema. in the main, depending
> on the document, what you see first are the fields or selection
> affordances
> for the top-most complex-type. What that means is, that you don't
> depend on
> the tree, but rather a panel at a time, the more complex types. . .
>
> so, for a complex-type composed of, for instance:
> simple-type - addressOne
> simple-type - addressTwo
> simple-type - city
> simple-type - province/county
> simple-type - postalcode
>
> you would see all those simple types (which don't contain any
> further nodes,
> anyway) at once when clicking on the complex type's node (let's call it
> address) . . .
>
> I'm trying, I'm trying to get you guys a copy, were just really swamped!
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Mark (Poetaster) Washeim
>
> 'On the linen wrappings of certain mummified remains
> found near the Etrurian coast are invaluable writings
> that await translation.
>
> Quem colorem habet sapientia?'
>
> Evan S. Connell
>
>
>
>


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