Hussein Shafie | 6 Feb 10:29 2016

Re: scrolled windows still corrupted on the Mac

Robert R. wrote:
>
> Also, you can notice that the text in the dialog box is corrupted.  This is the same problem
> which was discovered and fixed recently.  It seems that the fix only applies to the main
> windows but that the application is yet to be applied to the dialog windows.
>

Yes, that's right.

1) Please send me the contents of the "Help|About XMLmind XML Editor" 
dialog box. I mean, please use its "Copy" button for that.

2) Please confirm that you are using a non-Retina Mac.

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Hussein Shafie | 6 Feb 10:22 2016

Re: questions about addon installation

Robert R. wrote:
> I've upgraded my XMLmind package to the latest version.
>
> I wanted to include my addon myconfig.zip to work with the new program.  I unzipped it and added
> the resulting directory to the right place in the file system.  In this case it's a MacOS so that
> place is XMLEditor/Contents/Resources/addon.

End-users are supposed to use "Options|Install Add-ons" to do this. 
There is even a way to handle local .zip archives. See "Search add-ons 
in this directory" in 
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/_distrib/doc/help/installAddonsOptions.html

Manual install of an add-on is very simple but also surprisingly error 
prone (unzip in the wrong folder, forget to clear the cache, etc).

The exact procedure is explained here:

How to manually install an add-on - 
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/addons.shtml#manual_install

Please follow *every* *step* of it (of course, including the "Important" 
note) or it will not work at all.

For example, on the Mac the "system" addon/ folder is:

XMLEditor.app/Contents/Resources/xxe/addon/


>
> When I open the application and get the above dialog box.  Indeed there is not file
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Trevor Lango | 2 Feb 23:12 2016
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image-viewport

Is it possible to override what happens when a user double-clicks an image-viewport?


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Hussein Shafie | 3 Feb 17:34 2016

Free, open source, DocBook 5.1 assembly processor

XMLmind Assembly Processor is a Java™ software component and a 
command-line utility (called assembly) which processes a DocBook v5.1 
assembly[1] and all the referenced topics in order to create the 
equivalent “flat”, monolithic, document (e.g. a DocBook v5.1 book). This 
equivalent document is called the realized document.

The realized document is then transformed to other formats (PDF, HTML, 
etc), normally, as if it were created by hand, using the DocBook XSL 
stylesheets[2].

As of v0.9.3, XMLmind Assembly Processor includes XInclude 1.1[3] and 
DocBook Transclusion[4] processors, which allows to create modular 
DocBook v5.1 documents without facing limitations. All you need in 
addition to XMLmind Assembly Processor is the DocBook XSL stylesheets.

XMLmind Assembly Processor is free, open source, software, which like 
the DocBook XSL stylesheets, is licensed under the terms of the MIT License.

Download XMLmind Assembly Processor from:
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/assembly.shtml

Tutorial: DocBook Assemblies and Topics for the Impatient
http://www.xmlmind.com/tutorials.html

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[1] DocBook v5.1 assembly
http://docbook.org/tdg51/en/html/ch06.html

[2] DocBook XSL stylesheets
http://docbook.sourceforge.net/

[3] XInclude 1.1
https://www.w3.org/TR/xinclude-11/

[4] DocBook Transclusion
http://docbook.org/docs/transclusion/

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Hussein Shafie | 28 Jan 18:20 2016

Re: opening files and clearing cache

Mike Maxwell wrote:
> One of our users had a situation where the error message was rather uninformative.  I'm not sure this
qualifies as a bug, but I'll mention it here in case you (Hussein) think it is, or in case other users run into
this.  We're using XXE version 6.1.0.
>
> The problem came about when the WebDAV plugin got uninstalled on this user's machine (that was probably
our fault).  When he tried to browse the files on our SVN server, which is on an https site, he got the message:
>
>
>     Cannot save this type of location "https.../Punjabi/src/Verbs/...
>     Please specify another type of location using command "File|Save As".
>
> He was actually not trying to save a file, rather open it, and sure enough after clicking "OK" on this, a new
error message comes up:
>

Yes, this is normal because without the WebDAV plugin, XXE can open 
files stored on an HTTP server but it cannot save them back.

>     Cannot load document...
>     sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building
>     failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException:
>     unable to find valid certification path to requested target

These error messages come from the Java runtime, not from our code. It 
seems that your HTTPS server uses a self-signed (or may be an outdated) 
certificate.

When the WebDAV plugin is installed you'll see these errors too but the 
WebDAV plugin has a special setting for self-signed certificates:

Simply *uncheck* "Validate HTTPS servers" in "Options|Preferences", 
"Add-on|WebDAV Drive" section.

>
> I figured out the problem was that the plugin had gotten uninstalled.

Thank you very much for figuring this out!

> Our IT folks re-installed it, but he was still getting this error message.

My guess is that your IT personal did that by copying some files and not 
by using XXE's add-on manager (e.g. "Options|Install Add-ons").

> Turned out we had to clear the cache.
> Once we did that, the error msg went away and he was able to open files.  (I'm not sure which cache, because I
cleared all three of them.)

This is normal when an add-on like the WebDAV plugin is installed by 
hand that is, by copying some files to one of the 2 addons/ directories 
of XXE.

In this case, you really need to clear the "Quick Start" cache to let 
XXE see the newly installed add-on.

See the second "Caution" in 
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/_distrib/doc/help/advancedOptions.html#cacheOptions

>
> I'm not sure anything can be done to fix the underlying problem, unless as part of installing the WebDAV
plugin the cache gets cleared.  But maybe the need to clear the cache could be documented here, or the error
message clarified.
>
> Oddly, in checking what I had done just now, on my own installation of XXE I got the following warning when I
started up XXE:
>
>     Errors found in plug-ins
>     com.xmlmind.xmleditext.dav_vdrive.DAVDriveFactory
>     cannot create virtual drive plug-in
>     "com.xmlmind.xmleditext.dav_vdrive.DAVDriveFactory":
>     com.xmlmind.xmleditext.dav_vdrive.DAVDriveFactory
>
> Attempting to open a file from our SVN server under those circumstances fails with the same error msgs as
above ("Cannot save..." and "Cannot load...").  In my case, clearing the cache had no effect, but when I
closed and re-opened XXE, this error msg ("Errors found in plug-ins") didn't repeat, and I was able to
successfully load files.  Any idea what is causing this "Errors found in plug-ins... cannot create
virtual drive plug-in... " error? (and why it goes away when I close and re-open XXE)
>

Well in your case, I'm clueless.

>    Mike Maxwell
>    University of Maryland

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Grundtvig Nielsen Niels | 28 Jan 11:32 2016

how to search

I’m probably not using the right search option, but I was a bit surprised when searching in a .ditamap didn’t find the search term in the href; and I didn’t have the “whole word” checkbox selected

 

 

What’s the best tool for locating a particular topic in a map?

 

 

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Hussein Shafie | 26 Jan 11:18 2016

Re: a better Edit tool

Martin G. wrote:
> My students propose a different filter
> mechanism for choosing context dependent XML elements ("Replace",
> "Insert before", "Insert", "Insert after" ...).
>
> Currently when using e.g. Docbook starting with the filter String
> "list" does not filter for orderedList, itemizedList glossList etc.
> The algorithm instead exclusively retrieves elements starting with the
> given filter string rather than containing it.
>
> This may be a beginners issue lacking knowledge about the set of
> available elements. I must admit though that for myself having some
> experience "contain" based filters would be more appropriate.
>

I understand but I've never seen this before in other editors. I don't 
use IDEs like Eclipse, NetBeans, IntelliJ, Visual Studio, etc, so I'm a 
bit ignorant here. May be this exists in the search bar of a Web browser 
though.

Please tell your students to consider using the DocBook toolbar as often 
as possible. I use it all the time and rarely have to use the Edit tool. 
The DocBook toolbar has really everything needed to create and modify 
lists of all kinds. See 
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/_distrib/doc/docbook/docbook_toolbar.html

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Nelson Weiss, Brendan A. | 25 Jan 17:20 2016

DocBook 5.0 Set support

Hello,

    I have a personal license for the XMLmind XML editor and I am looking at publishing a combination of multiple books in one document. I know that DocBook 5.0 supports the set element, but I do not see sets as an option in XMLmind for a root element in a DocBook 5.0 document. Is there support for Sets somewhere I am not seeing, or through one of the addons? If not, would it be possible to easily implement it? Thank you very much for your help,

 

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Grundtvig Nielsen Niels | 19 Jan 14:01 2016

how to describe DITAC

Just to let you know that someone fairly reputable isn’t happy with some of your descriptive text ;-} see http://dita.xml.org/news/release-of-xmlmind-dita-converter-v257-a-serious-alternative-to-the-dita-open-toolkit

 

I think she might be mollified if you said Download a free evaluation copy of this this software from http://www.xmlmind.com/ditac/download.shtml – I don’t know how much weight she or you would want to put on open source.

 

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Andy Black | 18 Jan 16:57 2016

XXE on Mac with El Capitan scrolling issue

Hello.

The XMLmind XML Editor archives (http://www.xmlmind.com/pipermail/xmleditor-support/2015-December/011332.html), has a discussion on scrolling issues on a Mac running El Capitan.  From what I can tell, there is no message in the archives outlining a definite solution.

Since some of us have also run into this issue, how did you solve it?  Hussein says it worked fine on a MacBook Pro Retina  but that he was going to test it on a non-retina Mac.  (Four of us have non-retina Macs and the scrolling scramble happens on all four.)  As I mentioned, I do not see in the archives a report on what he found.

Hussein suggested Robert Ramey try uninstalling and re-installing the Apple Java 1.6.0_65 runtime.

Did that work?

Or are we stuck until El Capitan fixes this issue?

Thanks,

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Grundtvig Nielsen Niels | 11 Jan 16:05 2016

command-line operation

Happy to pass on a question from a team of developers: how can they take the stack of .dita files (plus .ditamap, document conversion parameters in an .xml, and the referenced graphics I use) and use a command-line to generate the WebHelp?

 

I’m pretty sure there is a simple “Yes; use …” answer, but have no idea how to point them in the right direction.

 

 

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