Thousands of authors worldwide are using Arbortext Editor to gener- ate quality, accurate and up-to-date product information, such as operator manuals. Arbortext’s Epic Editor is a very polished editor that can be integrated with digital asset management systems and high-end compositing systems. A screenshot is . Deliver a “compact”, ActiveX version of Arbortext Editor that can be downloaded “ on demand” and integrated into a web-based application. • Launch as a.

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There is a wide spectrum of quality and expense in editors, which makes choosing one that’s right for you a little tricky.

The parser looks up the source and pops it into the document for parsing. Connect with us on Twitter Facebook Google Plus. XPath is a shorthand for locating a point inside an XML document. If you’re going to be using XML from error-prone sources such as human authors, you will probably want to have a parser preferably with good error reporting in your XML toolkit. This high-quality formatting is difficult to achieve, however, and you will spend a lot of time tweaking difficult stylesheets to get just the appearance you’re looking for.

How is it for compliance? As of version 6, Navigator has been based on the Mozilla browsers internal workings.

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Parsers are the front line for any program that works with XML. LibXML module to create a handy command-line validation tool. It works the same way. If you are working on a structured authoring content management project, you will only need to learn to “fill in the blanks” and add content to the documents on edotor you are working. It is not able to format other kinds of XML, however. The act of changing XML from one form to another is called transformation.


You’ve already seen examples of editors displaying XML documents. Comparison of XML editor features editor tag highlighting structure checking validity checking element menus macros unicode support outline view epiic display cost Adobe FrameMaker 7.

Editors often come with interfaces for specific types of markup. Highlighted markup in xemacs with psgml Morphon Technologies’ XMLEditor is a fine example of a graphical user interface. You should be able to create macros to automate frequent editing steps and map keys on the keyboard to these macros. The stylesheet is a recipe for how to “cook” the XML and arrive at a desired result. Let’s take a look at how to set up your own XML authoring and processing environment.

So eritor have two ways tutoorial IE to generate decent presentation, making it an invaluable development tool.

Before I talk tutoial these tools, let me first explain how parsing works. This program lets you read and compose XML, and often comes with services to prevent mistakes and clarify the view of your document.

It’s rather awkward to have your creativity interrupted that way. Some technologies, like DOM and CSS, are broken up into three levels representing the relative sophistication of features. The features of structure and validity checking can be taken too far. Lennart Stafflin has written an XML plug-in for it called psgml, available at http: If the ultimate purpose of your XML is to give someone something to look at, then you may be interested in checking out some document viewers.

On the right is a view of the text without markup. Let’s look at an example. ArbortsxtINKtopia Limited. Just author content and save the file and you are done. The editor rejects this, forcing the user to stop and figure out what is going wrong. Share it with friends and colleagues: Which editor you use will depend a lot on your budget. This is illustrated in Figure The “push” technique, where data drives your program, is like a one-way tape drive.

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There are several strategies available, depending on tutorjal you want to use the XML. It can be used to turn an XML document into just about any form you can imagine. XML can come from eppic sources, including files, databases, program output, and places online. Having an editor editoor formats content nicely for example, making titles large and bold means that someone must editkr and maintain a stylesheet.

It requires more memory and computation, but is often the most convenient way to accomplish a task. Thanks to the enthusiasm for XSLT, there are many implementations available.

1.4 How Do I Get Started?

The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications. You may decide that the extra work is worth it if it saves error-checking and complaints from users down the line.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Microsoft has tried very hard to play ball with the open standards community and it shows with this browser. With DOM, you can crawl over all the elements in a document in any order, rearrange them, add or subtract parts, and extract any data you want.

A high-quality XML authoring environment is configurable. It needs to be converted into a presentational format that describes how things should look: There are add-ons to extend functionality such as multiple author collaboration, importing from and exporting to Microsoft Word, formatting for print using a highly detailed stylesheet language called FOSI, and a powerful scripting language.

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