Re: TEI support in XMLmind XML Editor
Hussein Shafie <hussein <at> xmlmind.com>
2014-10-06 07:20:24 GMT
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
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):
See screenshot of a TEI document (French) opened in XMLmind XML Editor:
> 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,
> 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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