[postgis-users] Documentation - XML editors

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Sun Apr 28 09:17:28 PDT 2002

A decent WYSIWIG DocBook editor is pretty important for handling largish
DocBook files, so I'll try out XEE this week. Thanks for the pointer
John. Thus far I have been using XMetaL, but I realize that is not an
option for many people due to the fairly high price.

John Reid wrote:
> Just found some more info on editors that support DocBook :-)
>     * XEE (http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/ - thanks to the Geotools
>       folk for this link) can read the existing manual after some minor
>       modifications to the headers.
>     * It looks like a DocBook filter is being worked on for OpenOffice
>       (http://xml.openoffice.org/servlets/SummarizeList?listName=dev -
>       look at the recent April postings)
>     * AbiWord does support DocBook, however at last attempt it would not
>       open the manual without major hacks.
> Is it worth trialling XEE as an editor?  It's not Free Software, however a standard edition can be freely downloaded and source code is available.  It also offers WYSIWYG (with an appropriate CSS2 stylesheet) or tree view of the document.  So far it looks pretty good.
> If so, let me know and I will submit a modified version (DB v4.1.2) of the manual.
> cheers,
> John
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