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From Giacomo Pati <giac...@apache.org>
Subject Re: sharing microsoft experience
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2001 07:31:01 GMT
Quoting Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@codeconsult.ch>:

> (this is getting very interesting but slighlty OT - maybe we should
> start a 
> new list where we could also discuss the requirements of a content
> editor?)
> 
> I agree with Steven that installing yet another browser is mostly seen
> as a 
> PITA by administrators.
> 
> But IMHO a content editor could be seen and "marketed" as a separate 
> application - basing it on the Mozilla code base (assuming it makes
> sense) 
> would not necessarily mean saying "Mozilla can now be used as a content 
> editor" but could be "we have a content editor, and the code is based on
> Mozilla, by the way".

Yes, this is the way to go.

> 
> I don't think people would resist installing a new client application if
> it 
> brings measurable benefits regarding content editing. Just don't tell
> them 
> it's a new *browser*.

Absolutely. Many use cases for CMS like apps will really benefit if you can base 
your content on Schemas. Sure there are cases where a "free form HTML editor" 
will be appropriate but often content writer will be supposed to write the 
content based on a fixed Schema.

> I don't know enough about the Mozilla code to be positive about this,
> but 
> maybe there are other code bases that would be better suited to creating
> an 
> XML content editor - Amaya, Swing, OpenOffice, others?

As I can see it today (sure I'm not the dancing on all floors) mozilla promises 
the most adaptable open source code base to build such an editor upon.

Giacomo

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