Category Archives: XML

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Catching up on XForms, XRX, XProc, and Orbeon

I recently spent a little time looking at open source components we could assemble to provide a basic web form authoring solution embedded within one of our SaaS offerings. Rather than full-blown Web Content Management, all that the solution really … Continue reading

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BlastRadius sold XMetal

According to a post at the Content Wrangler, BlasRadius has sold XMetal. What is it with that product? It’s the hot potato of structured authoring tools.

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Gilbane: Microsoft Offers Office Document Formats to ECMA for Standardization

From Gilbane Report News, Microsoft Offers Office Document Formats to ECMA for Standardization. According to the post, several industry leaders have formed… …an open technical committee that Ecma members can join to standardize and fully document the Open XML formats … Continue reading

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Another interesting OpenOffice feature: XForms

Another nice feature I stumbled across while playing with OpenOffice 2.0 is the XForms designer. It is much more complete than any other implementations I’ve seen. If I get some time I’m going to look at it a bit deeper.

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Another take on XML eForms

Another take on XML eForms The average person—for example, the HR person who wants to take vacation requisitions online, or the accountant who wants to computerize purchase orders—doesn’t want to get IT involved for one or two lousy forms. They … Continue reading

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Trying out Forrest for writing doc

I’m trying out a new approach (new for me, anyway) to writing doc. Over the years I’ve gotten so tired of messing around with Word. Assuming you get your styles to cooperate the format you wind up with is the … Continue reading

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XML editor reviews

Evaluating XML editors. Check out this nice review of XML editors (thanks to Owen Ambur of XML.gov). We would have liked to see some other options included, such as Ektron’s browser-based XML editor and the well-regarded tool from Xopus, along … Continue reading

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New version of Lenya

Lenya Releases Version 1.2.2. Today the Apache Lenya team announced the release of version 1.2.2. This release includes upgrades to the WYSIWYG editors (Kupu and BXE) and some minor UI improvements. Also, a migration to Cocoon 2.1.6 leverages new features … Continue reading

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Dynamic charting of Documentum data using Cocoon and Xindice

Got charting working. The XMLDB pieces I noted in Step 3 and Step 4 of this post were actually very easy. The syntax for getting XML into Xindice is simple as is the querying. Once I got that going it was just … Continue reading

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Documentum-Cocoon integration progress

When I dusted off my Documentum-Cocoon integration stuff I had to do a bit of a fix up. It seems that my WDK install had either rearranged some classpath entries (maybe different versions of JARs Cocoon dependend on behind its … Continue reading

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