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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [RT] The Cocoon Handbook
Date Sat, 26 Jun 2004 02:26:02 GMT
Joerg Heinicke wrote:
> I can live with both OO and DocBook. While the latter one is really 
> straight forward for us, we will probably not really attract 
> documentors, even with some fancy editors like XXE as the usability is 
> not as good as with OO. But maybe that's only because the documentor 
> must have the document structure in mind.
> With OO it is much more difficult for us to process the results. The 
> documents are loose structured in the same way as HTML (no tree), but in 
> contrary to HTML there is at least support for requirements like 
> internal linking. A stylesheet processing those documents and adding the 
> structure will be really hard (massive Muenchian Grouping), but not 
> impossible of course. Therefore it's much easier for the documentor. I 
> would be interested how you did the templates, Sylvain, to see if this 
> solves problems of the post processing.
> The fact that OO files are not straight XML, but zipped XML, I would 
> ignore. It's easy for us to do zip/unzip automatically. We only must not 
> store the binaries in CVS, otherwise we will loose the possibility of 
> doing diffs in CVS. Ah, when writing this another advantage of XXE come 
> to my mind: a diff on OO files probably does not make much sense, as 
> they store the XML unformatted. XXE indents and formats the XML nicely 
> on save.

So is this the process? ... When committers receive an
update, then they unpack, view and save with XXE, then
diffs are clearly seen, then commit the indented XML.
David Crossley

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