Re: [xsl] XML Update Client-Side tool (finding)

Subject: Re: [xsl] XML Update Client-Side tool (finding)
From: Robert Koberg <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2001 09:01:03 -0700
Hi Jenny,

Basically what I do is have an XSL create an HTML page that is easy for me
to round-trip back to XML. The XML is "well known" so the XSL can create a
relatively complex layout.  I intend to cover a good portion of DocBook
(articles) and IMS (assessments/Q&A) over time.  The html can be viewed in
any 4th generation browser (hopefully - haven't tested everything...), but
it can only be edited in IE5.5.  When other browsers support the
contentEditable attribute then this should work there as well (with a tweak
or two?).

Notice if you right-click you get a context sensitive menu. THe next thing I
am going to do is allow users to add nodes through this interface.

The reason I am doing this is because I (an independant contractor) work
with non-technical writers and teachers for a large media corporation that
wants to produce learning content. The tools that exist now do not meet
their needs (as you are probably aware) and if we stick with standards based
solutions it will be a long time before anything will.

I am just playing around with it now in my spare time so I don't have
anything concrete to share. Maybe we (and anybody else who is interested)
should take it off-list.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pan, Jenny" <Jenny.Pan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 8:06 AM
Subject: RE: [xsl] XML Update Client-Side tool (finding)

> Cool... This is something we are looking for..
> Can you share a bit more?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Koberg [mailto:rob@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 10:22 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [xsl] XML Update Client-Side tool (finding)
> I have been playing around with a wysiwig, client-side, browser-based
> editing tool. It only works in IE5.5.  The thing that makes it work and
> specific to IE5.5 is the contentEditable attribute of a SPAN or DIV. Check
> out:
> On submit you will see the updated XML.  I am just passing it to an alert
> for the test.  What you wsould need to do is use an ActiveX control to
> the string (entire XML) to a text file.  Or you could send put the XML
> a hidden field and submit it a servlet (or whatever). It currently works
> with just elements and attributes.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cristobal Galiano Fernandez" <c.galiano@xxxxx>
> To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 6:04 AM
> Subject: [xsl] XML Update Client-Side tool (finding)
> > Hi every body!
> >
> > Knows anybody a  tool for a full update (elements:
> > insert,update,delete,attributes:insert,update,delete). I kneed this tool
> > for
> > manage a generic XML file un a client browser. An applet or an
> > XML/XSL,Javascript (on client!) fit. A plugin or XML/XSL,Javascript
> > /VBscript
> > on server, don't fit.
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > Cristobal Galiano Fdez
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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