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From "Chris Morgan" <>
Subject RE: Content Updating
Date Thu, 20 Nov 2003 21:46:16 GMT
I work for a textbook publisher and we have similar requirements.
Basically, you need a client that will generate some form of valid XML or
XHTML.  From this, you can transform and store it in a way that works for
your application.  There are a couple of possibilities that I know of.  Each
depends on the complexity of your metadata:

1. New content can be created via open office's document tool or any of the
other word processing packages that output XML.  Most of these packages
enable you to build macros that map style settings to metadata. 

2. Existing, dynamic content can be updated via a text field using DHTML to
enable minimal markup (like most blogging tools), a Java client, or Flash.
Our meta-data's pretty complex, so we've developed a Flash interface based
on Macromedia's Rich Text Editor component.

-----Original Message-----
From: Conal Tuohy []
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 4:32 PM
Subject: RE: Content Updating

You can use the SourceWritingTransformer to update your documents using
Cocoon pipelines.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brent L Johnson []
> Sent: Friday, 21 November 2003 10:28 a.m.
> To:
> Subject: Content Updating
> I want my customers (other employees of the company I work
> with) to be able to update their own content.  I'm a web developer,
> and Im not really interested in doing content updates all day long.
> I'm using Cocoon for their production site (or will be when
> it goes live end-of-this-year) and I was wondering if anyone had
> any suggestions on how I can update the XML documents Im using
> as the generators in my pipelines.
> Sure I can have them modify the XML files - but we're talking
> less-than-savy technical people here.. and I dont think they'll
> grasp the concept of conforming to XML formats and such.
> I can load then into a form.. thats easy.. but is there a way
> to "save out to XML" or some such?

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