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From Dumon Bruno <Bruno.Du...@the-ecorp.com>
Subject RE: [C2] sitemap editor
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2001 08:57:46 GMT
> This is really cool, thanks for this work. I like a lot the 
> drag'n drop
> feature.
> 
> I've had in my plans for months a graph-oriented sitemap editor (like
> the pipeline ascii art that's sometimes used on this list), based on
> GEF, the graph framework behind ArgoUML. But this work has been
> unfortunately delayed and delayed again. And I fear your editor will
> lower again the graph editor priority since it provides a intermediate
> userfriendlyness between raw XML editing and a graph editor.
>

nice idea, maybe when I finish the current the features I could add that as
another type of view, so that the user can switch between the tree view, the
graph view, and possible text view.

> If you accept it, your work can definitely make its way in the Cocoon
> source base.
> 
> But it looks like a generic XML editor with a specific custom for the
> Cocoon sitemap. Couldn't the generic part be a new xml.apache.org
> project (or Jakarta ?) on its own ?
> 

It is indeed concepted as a generic XML editor, which (at the moment) should
be usable for any xml-format that only stores information in attributes
(e.g. most parts of the cocoon sitemap, ant build files, ...).

My plans are to keep working on it next week (if nothing comes in between),
clean-up, write some javadoc and some design notes, and then post a new
version.

Bruno Dumon.

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