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From "Doug Douglass" <douglass.d...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Browser Based WYSIWYG Editors and Jackrabbit
Date Tue, 15 Aug 2006 13:30:44 GMT
As a different option, on a project a few years back we built a web-based
XML editor using chiba[1] to transform XML documents stored in a CMS
(Documentum) to XHTML forms via XForms. Since chiba does the transformation
server-side, performance was pretty good, completely cross-browser, and we
could add/change forms without having to redeploy the app as the XForm
templates were in the CMS too.

Note, the XML documents were a handful of very specific document types that
translated well to strongly-typed form input fields -- only a few places was
a user actually allowed to enter free-form text -- and the end users were
not "sophisticated" enough to be exposed directly to the XML, so a "general"
editor was not our first choice.

Whether any of the above is applicable to you depends on your use case.


[1] http://chiba.sourceforge.net/

On 8/4/06, c <oneskiingfool@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/4/06, Darren Hartford <dhartford@ghsinc.com> wrote:
> >
> > Browser-based WYSIWYG and CMS - it sounds very much like you may be
> > looking for a full Web Content Management System where you edit pages.
> > If this sounds accurate, look at Magnolia CMS and Webgui to see if that
> > type of solution may be what you are looking for.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >
> To clarify.  Although I could be wrong, I don't really see it that way.  I
> look at what I'm trying to do as strictly a DMS.  The lines might be
> blurred
> a little because the online editor would probably save documents in HTML
> format, but I want them treated just like a 'regular' document as opposed
> to
> a 'web page'.... if that makes any sense.  But I will take another look at
> Magnolia.

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