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From Jon Evans <>
Subject OpenOffice frontend for CMS (was: [RT] The Cocoon Handbook)
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2004 11:17:29 GMT
Hi Sylvain,

On 25 Jun 2004, at 11:42, Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> Now we have that nice thing called OpenOffice that is a wordprocessor
> storing its content as XML in a zip archive. We've used it as a
> front-end for a CMS, providing template documents with style sheets 
> that
> have to be used. These styles match the structure of the target XML
> document that is produced from the OO file. This solution just rocks, 
> as
> anybody (even a boss :-) is able to write content in a userfriendly and
> productive environment with spell checking, typing completion, etc etc.
> On the CMS side, the sxw archive is exploded, the XML content is
> transformed into the target markup (e.g. DocBook) and images are 
> stored.

That's an inspired solution - is it all proprietary or is your code 
published somewhere?



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