Hussein Shafie | 20 Oct 10:06 2014

Release of XMLmind XML Editor v6.1

XMLmind XML Editor Evaluation Edition v6.1 can be downloaded from
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/download.shtml

Professional Edition users, please upgrade using this form:
http://www.xmlmind.com/store/download.php

(The above form is usually accessed through
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/upgrade.html.)
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XMLmind XML Editor v6.1 (October 20, 2014)
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* Many enhancements making XMLmind XML Editor more powerful
   and more comfortable to use.

* Some important bug fixes.

* New documentation. See below.
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More information:
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/changes.html

XMLmind XML Editor - Support of XPath 1.0
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/_distrib/doc/xpathsupport/index.html

XMLmind XML Editor - How to adapt "Paste from Word" to your needs
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/_distrib/doc/pastefromword/index.html

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Hussein Shafie | 15 Oct 09:07 2014

Re: Upgrade XMLmind XML Editor Personal Edition

Didier L. wrote:
>
> I have the
>
>   * xxe-perso-4_8_0
>
> can do I have to pay for a full new license for this 6_0_0?

Yes. See http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/price_list.html

Note that XMLmind XML Editor Personal Edition v4.8 (xxe-perso-4_8_0) was 
free-to-use software. Personal Edition was discontinued after v5.3 (June 
21, 2012).

If you want to upgrade for free, you may want to download v5.3 Personal 
Edition (along with any of its add-ons) from this folder:

http://www.xmlmind.com/archive/xmleditor/5.3.0/

(Your web browser should allow you to visit this folder and download 
files from it.)

However, XMLmind XML Editor v5.3 probably will not work well (if not at 
all) using recent operating systems (e.g. Windows 8+, Mac OS X Mountain 
Lion+) and/or recent versions of the Java runtime (e.g. Java 1.7+).

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Jeff Hooker | 9 Oct 22:05 2014

XXE 6.0: Paste From Word

Hello Hussein,

 

I’m converting a large quantity of Word 2010 documents to Docbook XML using the Paste From Word feature in XXE 6.0.

 

The documents have been very tightly controlled in Word, so they are unusually clean and, for the most part, convert to XML extremely well. The only important exceptions are the code samples.

 

I’ve tried a number of approaches to styling the code samples in the Word document to  give XMLmind clues about what they are, but it still creates them as a series of simple para elements. If I must I will script a post-processing step to address this, but though I’d ask if there was some configurable way of communicating style information to the Paste From Word feature.

 

Thanks,

Jeff.


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Niels Grundtvig Nielsen | 8 Oct 10:57 2014
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ditamap and navigation pane

Is there any trick for getting these two views of a library to move in synch? I thought at first of training myself to use one or the other, but I can't add topicrefs in the navigation pane (afaik) and don't get the useful colour-coding (task, concept, 'reserved for future development') in the ditamap.

I have no idea how much work it would require, but a new context-menu option "Highlight in map/navigation pane" might be a nice-to-have.

N

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Hussein Shafie | 6 Oct 09:20 2014

Re: TEI support in XMLmind XML Editor

Ralf S. wrote:
>
> I need to understand why xmlmind does not support TEI.

The reason is as simple as: we, XMLmind, have not undertaken the huge 
development effort needed to add an excellent support of TEI to XMLmind 
XML Editor.

We have started adding support for TEI several years ago and we gave up 
very quickly for the following reasons:

1) TEI is a very sophisticated document type, possibly having subsets 
and dialects, possibly having hundreds of elements.

2) At that time, we knew nothing at all about the TEI market and we 
tended to underestimate it.

3) The conversion of TEI to PDF did not work well with XSL-FO processors 
such as FOP, XEP or our own XFC.

If my memory serves me well, at that time, this conversion consisted in 
XSLT stylesheets generating XSL-FO ,tested only against PassiveTeX, an 
XSL-FO processor developed by Sebastian Ratz of the TEI consortium, 
written in TeX, generating TeX.

More info in http://www.tei-c.org/Tools/Stylesheets/

--> Fortunately, we now have academic partners who truly are TEI experts 
and who have worked very hard to implement TEI support as an advanced, 
open source, free-to-use, add-on.

We currently wait for these partners to officially release this XMLmind 
XML Editor add-on to the public.

See web page (French):

http://www.unicaen.fr/recherche/mrsh/document_numerique/projets/chaine_editoriale

See screenshot of a TEI document (French) opened in XMLmind XML Editor:

http://www.unicaen.fr/recherche/mrsh/sites/default/files/public/document_numerique/chainEdito3.png

> Could you indicate the technical reason for this?

There is no technical reason whatsoever which would prevent adding 
excellent support for TEI to XMLmind XML Editor.

> Is it that TEI specifications are not adopted yet?

If my memory serves me well, the TEI specification is a stable, 
well-documented, standard.

> Or has this a deeper technical background.

No, once again, there is no technical reason whatsoever which would 
prevent adding excellent support for TEI to XMLmind XML Editor.

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Hussein Shafie | 4 Oct 10:01 2014

Re: In a DocBook document, how to include all the child elements of an element having an ID?

Devrim E. wrote:
> Thanks Hussein. This helped me understand the concept better. I am using
> XMLMind 6 and when I use the copy as reference method, we have the
> problem that, if new sections are added, they will not be automatically
> part of the referencing doc. So I wonder if it is possible to select all
> the sections under a chapter in a generic fashion.
>
> By looking at the XPath specs, I understand this shall be possible by
> using a path like chapter/section, but I wasn't able to get this
> working. Is this supported?
>
> If you have any idea to achieve this in another way, I'd be glad to hear
> about that too.
>

Modifying by hand xincludes in order to achieve what you want is not 
officially supported by us. Therefore, in principle, I'm not allowed to 
answer your question.

This being said, an xinclude such as any of the following ones should do 
the trick:

---
<xi:include
    href="chapter.xml"
    xpointer="xmlns(db=http://docbook.org/ns/docbook)
              xpointer(id('ModelsAndConfiguration')/db:section)"/>
---

---
<xi:include
    href="chapter.xml"
    xpointer="xmlns(db=http://docbook.org/ns/docbook)
              xpointer(/db:chapter/db:section)"/>
---

---
<xi:include
    href="chapter.xml"
    xpointer="xmlns(db=http://docbook.org/ns/docbook)
              xpointer(/*/db:section)"/>
---

See attached book.xml and chapter.xml for a working example.
Attachment (book.xml): text/xml, 841 bytes
Attachment (chapter.xml): text/xml, 1062 bytes

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Hussein Shafie | 3 Oct 16:52 2014

Re: In a DocBook document, how to include all the child elements of an element having an ID?

Devrim E. wrote:
>
> we are trying to use xinclude in our Docbook 5 documentation. This
> general works great. Now we tried to use the element() scheme to include
> all child elements (sections) of a chapter from another file. The
> chapter looks like:
>
>    <chapterxml:id="ModelsAndConfiguration">
>      <title>Models and Configuration</title>
>
>      <section>
>        <title>General Models</title>
>
>
> In our master docbook file, we would like to include all the child sections of the chapter, we did the following:
>
> select the reference
> untransclude reference
>
> changed the xpointer attribute to element(/ModelsAndConfiguration/*),
> retransclude reference

There is a more convenient and also much safer way to do this:

1) Check option "Allow advanced use of XInclude" in Options|Preferences, 
Edit section

More info about this option in 
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/_distrib/doc/help/editOptions.html#allowAdvancedXInclude

2) Select all the child elements of the source chapter.

3) Press Ctrl+Shift-C, which is Edit|Reference|Copy as Reference.

4) Select all the child elements of the (generally empty) chapter which 
is the target of the inclusion.

5) Press Ctrl-V (Edit|Paste).

>
>
> we see the error message:
>
>
>       Inclusion Error
>
>   * file:/C:/Home/RTD/Fabrika/_RTDynamics.trunk/VRF/Src/Doc/UG/VRF%20Plugin%20Users%20Guide.xml:::
>     cannot parse inclusion directive: cannot parse XPointer
>     "element(/ModelsAndConfiguration/*)": "/ModelsAndConfiguration/*",
>     XPointer element() scheme syntax error
>
> element(/ModelsAndConfiguration) and element(/ModelsAndConfiguration/1) seems to work, but
element(/ModelsAndConfiguration/*) doesn't seem to work. Any idead how we can get this working?
>

The element() scheme syntax error reported by XXE is 100% correct. The 
element() scheme does not support something like 
element(/ModelsAndConfiguration/*)

If I use the safer way described above, XXE automatically generates for me:

---
<xi:include href="WHATEVER_HREF_HERE"
   xpointer="xpointer(id('ModelsAndConfiguration')/node())"/>
---

Notice how XXE has automatically switched from  the element() scheme to 
the xpointer() scheme.

Reference:

See http://www.w3.org/TR/xinclude/

See http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr-element/

See http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr-framework/

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Helen Pyle | 1 Oct 16:17 2014

Possible bug

Hello,

I have a small file (below).

It fails to convert, but if I remove ONLY the text “application_1410895274620_0017” it will convert. That text is screen element.

Another way to get it to convert is to make the block of text a paragraph, then I can leave the line in.

Helen

 

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<appendix version="5.0" xmlns="http://docbook.org/ns/docbook"

          xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"

          xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude"

          xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"

          xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML"

          xmlns:html="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"

          xmlns:db="http://docbook.org/ns/docbook">

  <title>Troubleshooting</title>

 

  <section>

    <title>YARN</title>

 

    <screen>application_1410895274620_0017</screen>

  </section>

</appendix>

<?xxe-serial-numbers i0qogpl2 hpyle

(1z141zb (1z141zc) (1z141zg (1z141zh) (1z1421g)))?>

 

 


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Niels Grundtvig Nielsen | 1 Oct 11:17 2014
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how to work with local js

Successful demo yesterday of how to integrate WebHelp (generated from DITA-compliant source with XXE, of course) with a large application; green light to continue the project, so I'm happily writing new topics by rescuing content from paper-based files. Also, less happily, trying to chase the order we're supposed to be placing …

One question has come back, though: at the moment, generating WebHelp automatically includes a link to ajax.googleapis.com for the js scripts and stylesheet. The application often runs on standalone PCs with no web access, for security reasons. For test purposes, we've edited the .html output to use local copies, but I was wondering whether there is any way of doing this at compilation time; of course, I'd have to know/specify the path to the local scripts/stylesheet. It would not be a problem for me to make sure they were stored in the resources sub-folder.

Still learning, of course :-} used Alt+Shift+down arrow for the first time this morning, thanks to the QRC on the wall next to my desk.

N

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Hussein Shafie | 1 Oct 10:27 2014

Re: XML Mind Editor -- index tags and attributes

On 10/01/2014 04:52 AM, Kim Melson wrote:
>
> Am using your Trial version that I downloaded and installed a couple of
> days ago.
>
> I am doing index tags.

XMLmind XML Editor has a dedicated <indexterm> editor. More info at the 
very end of this email.

> When I insert a tag, I can get the indexterm
> tag, but the next Ctrl-I which should give me 'primary' only gives me
> 'citetitle'.

The newly inserted <indexterm> contains by default a <primary>, 
therefore suffice to type the primary term right away.

The next Ctrl-I (=Insert *Into*) inserts a child element into the 
element containing the caret.

As explained above, this element is <primary> and not <indexterm>. The 
content model of <primary> 
(http://www.docbook.org/tdg5/en/html/primary.html) allows to contain 
<citetitle>, among dozens of other ``inline'' elements (<code>, 
<command>, <computeroutput>, etc).

The basics of editing in XMLmind XML Editor are explained in this 
tutorial (screencast available):

http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/_tutorial/basic_edit/index.html

Even shorter tutorial (screencast available):

http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/_distrib/doc/help/quickstart.html

>
> Also when I want to enter an attribute -- sortas -- it is not in the
> attributes list, nor can I type it in with a value, just get a beep.

sortas is an attribute of <primary>. You must select, explicitly or 
implicitly,  <primary> in order to be able to able to add this attribute.

Just after you insert <indexterm>, this <indexterm> is explicitly 
selected (red box around it; "indexterm" shown in the node path bar). 
Hence no sortas attribute.

Now if you simply click inside this <indexterm>, you in fact click in 
its <primary> child and by doing this, you implicitly select the 
<primary>. Now you have the sortas attribute.

Turning on --temporarily-- the visible tags (menu item "View|Show Tags") 
may help you understanding what happens.

Once again you are loosing your time with XMLmind XML Editor if you 
don't take the time to learn how it works. XMLmind XML Editor is 
definitely not intuitive to use. However it's simple, quick and very 
straightforward to use once you understand its basics. (Think of 
attempting to use Adobe Photoshop without understanding selections.)

The good news is that you don't need to learn how XMLmind XML Editor 
works if you are just adding index terms to a document. Suffice to use 
our *dedicated* *indexterm* *editor*. See below.

>
> I'm following a class tutorial for an online UC Berkeley Embedded
> Indexing class.
>
> Are these features not available in the trial version?

These features are indeed available in the trial version. In fact, all 
features are.

>
> Any ideas where I have gone astray?  Any suggestions or help
> appreciated.  Am happy to go to a support forum if there is one.
>

I suggest that you always use the dedicated <indexterm> editor (menu 
item "DocBook|Insert or Edit indexterm").

See 
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/_distrib/doc/docbook/docbook_menu.html#docbook_indexterm_editor

You can use it to insert a <indexterm> and/or to modify an existing 
<indexterm> after you click anywhere inside it.

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Kim Melson | 1 Oct 04:52 2014

XML Mind Editor -- index tags and attributes

Hi,

Am using your Trial version that I downloaded and installed a couple 
of days ago.

I am doing index tags.   When I insert a tag, I can get the indexterm 
tag, but the next Ctrl-I which should give me 'primary' only gives me 
'citetitle'.

Also when I want to enter an attribute -- sortas -- it is not in the 
attributes list, nor can I type it in with a value, just get a beep.

I'm following a class tutorial for an online UC Berkeley Embedded 
Indexing class.

Are these features not available in the trial version?

Any ideas where I have gone astray?  Any suggestions or help 
appreciated.  Am happy to go to a support forum if there is one.

Thanks, Kim

====================
Kim Melson
PO Box 6700
Santa Fe, NM  87502
505-780-2743
http://kimmelson.com
mailto:kim <at> kimmelson.com

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