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Subject: Re: XML "WYSIWYG" editor?
From: Peter Flynn <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:General discussion of Extensible Markup Language <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 29 Mar 1999 10:03:44 +0100
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> Does anyone know of a XML document editor that will ensure that the
> edited document conforms to a DTD and gives some semblance of
> WYSIWYGginess? I want inserted elements to conform to some sort of style
> sheet, whether it's CSS, XSL, or even a proprietary format. Nothing too
> fancy; I just want to be able to assign fonts, font sizes, bolding, etc.
> to certain element types as they appear in the editor.

ADEPT (Arbortext), GRiF, STiLO, XMetaL, etc all do this I think.  In
fact, I'd guess all the editors which are SGML editors to start with
will do this because they've been doing it for years, so the code
already exists.

> If there's a tree-based representation of the document to supplement the
> formatted version, that's fine, but if the tree-based version is all
> there is, it's not enough.

I think they all do this as a matter of course.

> It doesn't have to be free.

It won't be :-)

///Peter

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