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From "Andrea Chiumenti" <kium...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AW: providin a dtd to hivemind xml files
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2006 11:50:11 GMT
I found this: http://jaxe.sourceforge.net/
maybe it would be a nice starting point

On 2/27/06, Andrea Chiumenti <kiuma72@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> For simple validation the on provided by hivemind seems sufficient imo.
> As a developer I don't need a specific editor to build xml files, since a
> developer should be enoght skilled to write them. A totally different thing
> is and editor for a user that has no backgrond about xml and especially your
> own configuration files. So a GUI editor driven by, say an xsd file, would
> make possible for a user to modify configuration files too.
>
> On 2/27/06, Hugo Palma <hugo.m.palma@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > It would be great it you could start such a project.
> > Still, i don't think a standalone swing editor would be the best option
> > for everyone. In my opinion the editor should be developed with IDE
> > integration in mind as 99% of hivemind users surely use some IDE for
> > editing. With this in mind, i think the project should take the approach
> > of having a "core" implementation that would be IDE agnostic, it would
> > provide all IDE editors implementations the common functionalities for
> > the editors, mainly validation stuff. Then anyone with knowledge of some
> > IDE api could use the core component and implement the editor for that
> > IDE.
> >
> > Sounds good ?
> >
> > Domsch, Christian wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Since I am a passionate and experienced (in coprporate and open
> > source)
> > > Swing developer, I think I could come up with a good editor. I once
> > did
> > > a quite similar think for editing xml files:
> > >
> > > - The setup was a macro editor for editing macro files. These files
> > were
> > > simple xml files. A macro consisted of macr steps, and these steps
> > were
> > > configured via hivemind.
> > > - The editor itself was a simple DOM Editor that displayed the content
> >
> > > of the xml file in a Jtree. The editing of the file was made by
> > clicking
> > > on the tree and the some dialogs were opened to type in the macro step
> > > specific content.
> > >
> > > This solution would certainly be no XML Editor on the lines of a text
> > > editor with syntax highlighting or a content assist. But to be frank I
> > > dont have any experience with writing such an editor. Bu the Jtree
> > > approach could be equivally good, because the user would have no
> > chance
> > > to type sth wrong. So this "editor" would be 100% user friendly in the
> > > sense of taking the technical knowledge of how the hivemodule.xmlshould
> > > be written from the user. This is like the graphical form editor in
> > > eclipse (the wsdl editor comes to my mind).
> > >
> > > I would volunteer to start such an editor, if the hivemind community
> > > would think that this could be a good idea. The other question would
> > be,
> > > where to host this project. I would propose sf.net with the new svn
> > > option :-)
> > >
> > > Any comments?
> > >
> > > Greeting,
> > >
> > > Christian.
> > >
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