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Even the lowliest plain-text editor is sufficient to work with XML. The icon will become a plus symbol which you can click on to open up the element again. If there are entity references inside that new piece of content, they have to be resolved too.

If not, give our search a try: It’s possible to write driversprograms that simulate parsers but get their input data from databases or non-XML formats, and know that any SAX-enabled program will be able to handle it.

Thanks to the enthusiasm for XSLT, there are many implementations available. The location of the DTD is specified in two ways. CSS has a rich set of style attributes for setting colors, typefaces, rules, and margins. After running the telegram example through FOP with this stylesheet, Figure is the result.

If there are errors, it will tell you so and highlight the affected areas.

1.4 How Do I Get Started?

This is a very powerful technique, employed in such processes as print formatting and conversion to HTML. Best of all, it works wonderfully with XSLT. If you have designed a document type, you arrbortext be able to customize the editor to enforce the structure, check validity, and present a selection tutorila valid elements to choose from.

Fortunately, somebody has had the brilliant idea to develop a formatting language based on plain English, using XML for its structural markup. It works the same way. Microsoft has tried very hard to play ball with the open standards community and it shows with this browser.

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You xrbortext expect to see a stream of error messages something like this: For displaying formatted documents on computer monitors, the best technology is CSS.

The Web Standards Project http: Let’s take a look at how to set up your editoor XML authoring and processing environment. In this section, I’ll take you on a tour of different kinds. Parsing is a process where XML text is collected and broken down into separate, manageable parts.

The oven in this metaphor is a transformation program that reads the stylesheet and input document and outputs a result document.

Unlike HTML, which marks up data based on appearance, it describes its contents as data objects with types, names, and values, which is much more handy for computer processing.

The first tutoriql the public identifierinside the first set of quotes above. Example is a Perl script that uses the XML:: A validating parser in Perl!

It requires more memory and computation, but is often the most convenient way to accomplish a task. James Clark’s nsgmls at http: Your program has to tell the parser where to find a catalog. The best versions and perhaps last available are 6. If you are working on a structured authoring content management project, you will only need to learn to “fill in the blanks” and add content to edktor documents on which you are working.

Many parsing tools will also validate if you supply a DTD for them to check against. The language is generic, using rules and templates to describe what to output tktorial various element types. By now you are chomping at the bit, eager to gallop into XML coding of your own. Which editor you use will depend a lot on your budget.

The tool helpfully points out all the places where it thinks the XML is broken and needs to be fixed, along with a short message indicating what’s wrong. Arbortexh lists a few more, along with their features and prices. But the truth is, people use paper now more than ever. Things get really interesting when you mix together different Arboetext applications in one document.

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The “push” technique, where data drives your program, is like a one-way tape drive.

Epic Editor – Arbortext

There is a wide spectrum of quality and expense in editors, which epiv choosing one that’s right for you a little tricky. Otherwise, something must have gone wrong, and the parser needs to report the error.

Like a stylesheet, the DTD tells the editor how to handle elements and whether they are allowed in various contexts. It doesn’t have much of a graphical interface, and there is a learning curve, but it’s worked quite well for me. For example, an element start tag tells the parser to store the name of the element in a memory structure called a stack. Netscape Navigator As of version 6, Navigator has been based on the Mozilla browsers internal workings.

The parser reads the XML and calls on your program to handle each new item in the stream, hence the name stream processing. The authoring tool should let you define your own display properties, whether you prefer large type with colors or small type with tags displayed. There are many exciting possibilities. More information about Arbortext Epic can be found here: Simply add a line like this to the XML document to tell the browser to transform it:.

Arbortext’s Epic Editor is a very polished editor that can be integrated with digital asset management systems and high-end compositing systems.

The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications. The quality of output using FOSI is good enough for printing books, and you can view how it will look on screen.