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Subject svn commit: r1649437 - /incubator/corinthia/www/learnmore.html
Date Sun, 04 Jan 2015 22:05:03 GMT
Author: jani
Date: Sun Jan  4 22:05:03 2015
New Revision: 1649437

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1649437
Log:
made it more readable, and updated to the latest fact about editor.

Modified:
    incubator/corinthia/www/learnmore.html

Modified: incubator/corinthia/www/learnmore.html
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/corinthia/www/learnmore.html?rev=1649437&r1=1649436&r2=1649437&view=diff
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--- incubator/corinthia/www/learnmore.html (original)
+++ incubator/corinthia/www/learnmore.html Sun Jan  4 22:05:03 2015
@@ -50,45 +50,47 @@
   <div class="float left"><img src="img/owl.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt=""
title="" /></div>	  	  
   	  <h5>to be worked on ... </h5>
 	  <h3>Background<h3>
-	  <p>The document conversion library and the editing library have been shipping as
components of UX Write on the iOS app store since February 2013. Both components 
-	  have undergone continued development since that time. As far as UX Write is concerned,
they provide a stable and reliable codebase.
-	  As an open source project, Corinthia is completely new, in the sense that it is now moving
from a single-developer commercial project, to an open, 
-	  community-based project. We believe that this is the most beneficial path forward for
the technology, to enable it to be developed to its full potential, and 
-	  made available to anyone who needs to deal with multiple document formats or provide editing
functionality on web, desktop, or mobile platforms.</p>
+	  <p>The document conversion library and the responsive design document editor have
been shipping as components of UX Write on the iOS app store since February 2013. Both components

+	  have undergone continued development over time. As far as UX Write is concerned, they
provide a stable and reliable codebase.
+	  As an open source project, Corinthia is completely new (thanks to a grant from UXproductivity),
in the sense that it is now moving from a single-developer commercial project, to an open,

+	  community-based project. We believe that this is the most beneficial path forward for
the technology, enabling it to be developed to its full potential, and 
+	  made available to anyone who needs to deal with multiple document formats or provide editing
functionality on web, mobile platforms or desktops.</p>
 	  <h3>Goal</h3>
-	  <p>The goal of Corinthia is to provide a responsive design editor as well as a toolkit
that enacts a defined conversion between different office document 
+	  <p>The goal of Corinthia is to provide a responsive design office document editor
as well as a toolkit that enacts a defined conversion between different office document 
 	  formats. Responsive design fits the layout as needed, tablet or desktop. The editor is
a lightweight editor - an extension and not a replacement for the 
-	  desktop editor.
-	  Many office document programs claim to read/write to the ISO open standards for office
documents, OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Office Open XML (OOXML), 
+	  desktop editor.</p>
+	  <p>Many office document programs claim to read/write to the ISO open standards for
office documents, OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Office Open XML (OOXML), 
 	  but do not document which parts are left unimplemented. Furthermore, the standards have
a large number of "implementation defined" parts, making real-world 
-	  congruence chancy. The Corinthia toolkit wants to put this unacknowledged aspect into
the open and provide "compliance sheets" for document formats, as known 
-	  from industry computer protocols.
-	  Corinthia aims at generating a large set of test documents, which can be used to verify
the "compliance sheets". The code can work as test case for other 
-	  applications (or entities tendering for OOXML/ODF based systems) as well.
-	  The base of Corinthia and its toolkit is the library DocFormats, which converts between
different office document file formats. Currently it supports .docx 
-	  (part of the OOXML specification), HTML, and LaTeX (export-only). In addition to this
is an editing library, which allows manipulation of the HTML files in a 
-	  web browser or embedded web view, and can be used in conjunction with DocFormats to edit
documents in all supported formats.
-	  The design of DocFormats is based on on the idea of bidirectional transformation (BDT),
in which a specific document (the original file in its source format) 
+	  congruence chancy. The Corinthia project wants to put this unacknowledged aspect into
the open and provide "compliance sheets" for document formats, as known 
+	  from industry computer protocols.</p>
+	  <p>Corinthia aims at generating a large set of test documents, which can be used
to verify the "compliance sheets". The code can work as test case for other 
+	  applications (or entities tendering for OOXML/ODF based systems) as well.</p>
+	  <p>The base of Corinthia and its toolkit is the library DocFormats, which converts
between different office document file formats. Currently it supports .docx 
+	  (part of the OOXML specification), HTML, and LaTeX (export-only). In addition to this
is an editor, which allows manipulation of the HTML files in a 
+	  web browser or embedded web view, and can be used in conjunction with DocFormats to edit
documents in all supported formats.</p>
+	  <p>The design of DocFormats is based on on the idea of bidirectional transformation
(BDT), in which a specific document (the original file in its source format) 
 	  is converted into an abstract document (in the destination format). A modified version
of the abstract document can then be used to update the specific document 
 	  in a non-destructive manner, keeping intact all parts of the file which are not supported
in the abstract format by modifying the original file rather than 
 	  replacing it.</p>
 	  <h3>Description</h3>
-	  <p>Corinthia is a toolkit for converting between and editing common office file
formats, with an initial focus on word processing. It is designed to cater for 
-	  multiple classes of platforms - desktop, web, and mobile - and relies heavily on web technologies
such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for representing and 
-	  manipulating documents. The toolkit is small, portable, and flexible, with minimal dependencies.
The target audience is developers wishing to include office 
+	  <p>Corinthia is a toolkit and editor for converting between and editing common office
file formats, with an initial focus on word processing.</p>
+	  <p>Corinthia is designed to cater for 
+	  multiple classes of platforms - web, mobile and desktop - and relies on web technologies
such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for representing and 
+	  manipulating documents.</p>
+	  <p>The toolkit is small, portable, and flexible, with minimal dependencies. The
target audience is developers wishing to include office 
 	  viewing, conversion, and editing functionality into their applications.
 	  The file format conversion library is implemented in highly-portable C, and can be easily
embedded in native applications, with bindings for other programming 
 	  languages planned. The library allows two-way conversion between different formats, and
avoids irreversible loss of content or formatting unsupported in a 
-	  target format by updating the source format in a way that makes only the minimal changes
necessary.
-	  The editing library is implemented in JavaScript, and runs in a browser runtime - either
an actual web browser, or a web view embedded in a native app. It 
+	  target format by updating the source format in a way that makes only the minimal changes
necessary.</p>
+	  <p>The editor is implemented in JavaScript, and runs in a browser runtime - either
an actual web browser, or a web view embedded in a native app. It 
 	  follows the philosophy of responsive design, popular on the web, where layout of a document
is automatically adapted to suit the screen size and orientation, 
 	  enabling the same content to be viewed on mobile phones, tablets, and desktop systems.
All layout is handled by the browser's own engine; the editor works 
 	  solely with the document's HTML structure and CSS styles. Currently the editor only operates
in an embedded web view, but we plan to have it run in all major 
-	  web browsers, and provide a clean API for easy integration into various native apps.
-	  Importantly, Corinthia document viewing and editing is on the intermediate form (HTML
& CSS), limited to common, widely-supported features. Corinthia is not a 
+	  web browsers, and provide a clean API for easy integration into various native apps.</p>
+	  <p>Importantly, Corinthia document viewing and editing is on the intermediate form
(HTML & CSS), limited to common, widely-supported features. Corinthia is not a 
 	  comprehensive substitute for format-specific authoring, editing, and final-form printing/production
software. It is intended to complement, not compete with, 
-	  major office suites.
-	  Identification and confirmation of inter-convertible features of different formats for
dependable import and export involves development of extensive test 
+	  major office suites.</p>
+	  <p>Identification and confirmation of inter-convertible features of different formats
for dependable import and export involves development of extensive test 
 	  documents in the different formats. There is profiling of the extent to which standardized
formats are supported in practice, with identification of deviations 
 	  and implementation-dependent choices that impact convertibility.</p> 
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