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From Alexandro Colorado <...@oooes.org>
Subject Re: Problems sign in consultants directory
Date Sun, 14 Oct 2012 15:32:43 GMT
On 10/14/12, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Alexandro Colorado <jza@oooes.org> wrote:
>> Please write an example on the page, not just throw the XML file doing
>> something as simple as
>> <consultant>
>> <company>Your company</company>
>> <address>foo street at disneyland</address>
>> <website>http://www.yourcompany.com</website>
>> </consultant>
>>
>
> There is an entire file of real examples linked to from that page:
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/ooo/ooo-site/trunk/content/bizdev/consultants/consultants.xml

My point exactly. I would rather see this shown as HTML/ASCII, the XML
dump is not bad but usually end up in  hard to read spew of data that
non-technical users can't understand what happened.

>
>> Would go a long way, the instructions look a bit too technical for
>> regular users. Even if we assume this are technical people, we should
>> think this is being applied by the marketing intern used to facebook.
>>
>> I would even suggest doing an XForm to generate this XML and spew it
>> on a texboard with a copy-paste this on your email.
>>
>
> Patches are welcome.

Here is an XForm sample:
<xforms>
<model>
<instance>
  <person>
    <fname/>
    <lname/>
  </person>
</instance>
<submission id="form1"
action="submit.asp"
method="get"/>
</model>
<input ref="fname"><label>First Name</label></input>
<input ref="lname"><label>Last Name</label></input>
<submit submission="form1"><label>Submit</label></submit>
</xforms>

>
>> Specially consider the speciality would be all over the place as a
>> freeform XML.
>>
>
> In the current form it is restricted to enumerated values.  This list

Oh there is a form, I most have missed that.

> can expand on request, but I'd like to not have it be freeform so it
> can be used as a categorization field.  The <description> field is the
> freeform field, where they can put anything relevant.
>
>> On 10/14/12, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM, Jörg Schmidt <joesch@j-m-schmidt.de>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> I now have sent an invitation to 41 companies relating to an entry in
>>>> the
>>>> directory:
>>>> http://www.openoffice.org/bizdev/consultants.html
>>>>
>>>> And I got the first reply:
>>>>
>>>> ----------------
>>>>> Listings must be submitted to the ooo-dev mailing list as patches to
>>>>> the
>>>>> file consultants.xml
>>>>  >
>>>>
>>>> nicht Ihr Ernst, oder?
>>>> ----------------
>>>>
>>>> No problem in this individual case, because I offered my personal help,
>>>> but I think it may seem too complicated for some users even having to
>>>> create an XML file.
>>>>
>>>> What can we do?
>>>>
>>>> For example, i could write a macro for AOO with an input dialog, which
>>>> simplifies the creation of the XML file. But I need a few days time.
>>>>
>>>> Hints?
>>>>
>>>
>>> This is covered in the instructions here:
>>>
>>> "If you are not familiar with XML, please submit the equivalent
>>> information in a post to the ooo-dev list and we can help you format
>>> it for submission. But your listing will appear faster if it is
>>> submitted in the proper form."
>>>
>>> Reference:  http://www.openoffice.org/bizdev/consultant-submission.html
>>>
>>> A form with Javascript to form the XML might be useful sometime, but
>>> it is possible that the XML schema might change based on feedback we
>>> receive during this initial phase of submissions.  So it might be
>>> better to wait.
>>>
>>> -Rob
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Greetings,
>>>> Jörg
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Alexandro Colorado
>> PPMC Apache OpenOffice
>> http://es.openoffice.org
>


-- 
Alexandro Colorado
PPMC Apache OpenOffice
http://es.openoffice.org

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