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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoli...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Cocoon the solution?
Date Fri, 03 Jan 2003 16:38:36 GMT
The best thing to do to change this is contribute to the Jakarta POI 
project's HDF component.  jakarta.apache.org/poi  -- HDF is in
its infancy but with contribution could be successful for Cooon 
serializers and generators to transform between the formats!

Darren Petrie wrote:

> Cocoon would definately be a good choice technically.  However what 
> you'll have to fight is the mindset of people desiring to use MS Word 
> as their authoring tool.  You could try to use a tool such as 
> DocSoft's (http://www.docsoft.com) Word-to-XML converter.  However it 
> creates generic "presentation" XML and therefore you'll lose the 
> control over the look and feel of the site.
>
> I'm in the same battle now of trying to integrate an XML editor for 
> people to author with into our business process.  People are 
> comfortable with Word and resist change.
>
> Darren
>
> On Friday, January 3, 2003, at 12:43 PM, Ines Robbers wrote:
>
>> Hello!
>>
>> I am wondering whether Cocoon is the solution to my problem:
>>
>> I am working for a university who wants me to redesign their homepage.
>> It has to be accessible to everyone (i.e. needs to conform to the Web
>> Accessibility Guidelines) and be dead easy in maintanance.
>> The problems I have encountered so far are:
>> There will be many different people who will edit, update, maintain or
>> expand the pages.
>> These people in most cases have never seen an html code.
>> In fact what they love to do is saving a word doc into html and loading
>> it onto the server.
>> But all pages are supposed to be in valid XHTML, controled by CSS.
>>
>> Is this a case for Cocoon?
>>
>> Could secretaries load up their word docs (and whatever else they get
>> into their hands) and the rest Cocoon does for them? I.e. generate XML
>> from Word and tranform it into valid, accessible XHTML code?
>>
>> I would be grateful for your opinions!
>> Do you know of any university who is using Cocoon?
>>
>> Ines
>>
>>
>>
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> Darren Petrie
> dpetrie@anteon.com
>
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