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From "Hargraves, Christian" <>
Subject RE: A generic front-end for editing XML including the front-end.
Date Wed, 17 Jan 2001 14:58:26 GMT
Do you have any UML mappings or any kind of diagrams for cocoon2?

-----Original Message-----
From: Giacomo Pati []
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 4:27 AM
Subject: Re: A generic front-end for editing XML including the

Paul Russell wrote:
> * Hargraves, Christian ( wrote :
> > Hi all,
> >
> > 	I have been working on a generic front-end for editing/creating XML
> > files using the fo taglib. I have some ideas, but I didn't know if
> > something like this has already been done or is included in cocoon 2.0.
> > What I am trying to do is the following.
> Nothing like this is included within Cocoon2 at present, and as far as I
> know nobody has developed anything like this within cocoon2. There may
> however be third party tools which I've not yet come across which do
> something similar outside the infrastructure of Cocoon.
> > Make it possible for some one to add their XML files to this piece, edit
> > one file and be able to create/edit XML files through a web browser. The
> > piece to edit would be an definition of the form types of the elements
> > XML to be edited.
> > This would be defined as an object so that all of the information about
> > that object can be edited in one HTML page.
> > ie maybe an XML file has many types of objects in it. You want to edit
> > one of those
> > objects, but you don't want to create a seperate XSL file for each type.
> Um. I *think* I follow you :)
> > 	Has anyone out there already done something like this? If this
> > hasn't been done, I would be willing to devote a lot of time towards
> > doing it. If some one has come up with something or even thought of
> > something, please let me know.
> Sounds interesting. I say go for it. Would it be open source? It may be
> that we can include it inside the C2 distribution, if it proves useful
> enough, although obviously we try to keep the distribution focused on
> the framework itself. I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of the
> other commiters about this?

SchemoX has been discussed a while ago on the dev list. I'll be +1 for 
getting SchemoX work with Cocoon2. But I think the infozone group people 
would need some help getting the SchemoX design be more scalable for the 
Cocoon2 architecture.


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