On Oct 15, 2004, at 3:22 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
> Linda Rose wrote:
>> Thanks for the reply. I tried using a Framemaker xml file and the
>> failed with a "not valid xml document."
>> Do you know what the files in http://forrest.apache.org were authored
>> (Please don't say vi.)
> I'm sure someone uses Vi, but you'll be pleased to hear you don;t have
I've used vi for it, but I prefer to use something like BBEdit (Mac),
TextPad, or eclipse.org's wonderful open source (and FREE as in beer!)
> Forrest supports a wide range of input formats and therefore supports
> a wide range of editing tools. Some examples are XHTML, HTML, Open
> Office, Docbook, SVG and many more. Most of the documents in
> forrest.apache.org and in the seed site (generated with forrest seed)
> are in a format we call XDoc. This is an internal format used within
> DTD's for XDOC are available in
> I am not familiar with Framemaker but a quick glance at its feature
> set seems to imply that it can be used to edit any XML document once
> given a DTD. TO do this in a true WYSIWYG environment would, most
> likely require some configuration of Framemaker. I'm afraid I do not
> know how to do that, maybe someone else here can help.
> If framemaker can export in any of our supported formats then that
> would probably be the easiest route.
I suspect FrameMaker has the ability to customize output as well.
However, The following suggestion is even better:
> The final option would be to add support to Forrest for Framemakers
> native format (I am assuming it saves in an XML format). If you have
> any XSL skills (or can get a Comp Sci student, since you are now in a
> University, to do it as a project for their course we will be happy to
> help you/them do that).
Why is this better (IMO)? Because it means that you would be
contributing to the Apache Forrest Project, the ability to read
FrameMaker files, which would mean that all future Forrest users would
benefit. This would be huge!
Here's a sample structure for a Forrest page:
Barcode4J Documentation OverviewIntroduction
This page describes the documentation structure for
MyProject Documentation Links
The MyProject Format
describes the XML format used by MyProject
to define MyProject items. It also contains notes about the message
format supported by each symbology.
gives information about the various output formats
supported by MyProject and tells you how to implement
additional MyProject output formats.
describes how MyProject was designed to
implement and configure MyProject using XML, in a way that the whole
package can easily be integrated into a bigger work.
These pages show Use Cases for generating
shows a use case for generating barcodes in SVG format format for XSL-FO documents.
describes the generation of an SVG
format barcode in Java.
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