this is what I'm working now also. You'll probably need a set of tools
to accomplish this. The only one stop shopping I've seen for this type
of requirement is Vignette (just starting to truly implement XML and
requires an XML editor to be integrated, you pick your database for
content) and somewhat similarly, BroadVision.
Any one have more ideas on this one? I think it's a maturing market
area, but am hopeful others have found some good solutions. thanks in
advance for any help. tim
Jerry Muelver wrote:
> "Healy, Jonathan" <[log in to unmask]>
> said on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 1:06 PM
> Subject: Re: xml-based office suite?
> > My department has used XMetal for several months now, and if all you need
> > a word-processor-like interface for editing XML documents, XMetal is
> > probably a good choice. If you're looking for true content management,
> > however, XMetal may not be the best candidate.
> > For example, our goal is to build an XML-based content management system
> > where all source resides in a database rather than separate files.
> > Documentation for different products can then be generated by querying the
> > database to extract the relevant information for each product. This
> > allows maximum reuse of content, and makes it possible to more effectively
> > track changes and revisions, etc. Given this, we need an authoring system
> > that integrates with a database. We've looked at a number of tools; so far
> > Epic from Arbortext appears to be the leading contender.
> Now you're describing another project also coming up to temperature on the
> back burner -- tech doc generation and control, with reuse of the data
> granules for service manuals, operator online support (Help systems),
> training material collaterals generation, maybe some sales and marketing....
> I was hoping I'd only need one tool for both applications.
> ---- jerry