2 Sep 09:56 2002

### Re: File format problem

Peter Brooks wrote:
>
> I've been using the evaluation copy of 1.3p3 XXE for about five weeks now
> and I seem to have a problem with the .xml file format that is reproducible
> despite uninstalling and reinstalling the product (the Windows
> self-installer version with Java bundled  file name xxe-m13p3-setup.exe).
>
> What happens is that the .xml file is being apparently corrupted in a
> systematic way. A CR/LF is being inserted before the closing bracket of a
> tag (>) instead of after it, yielding the following file structure:
>
> <book
> ><bookinfo
> ><title
> ><subtitle
> >User Guide For:</subtitle
> ><subtitle
>
> I have checked against a previously created .xml file that doesn't have this
> problem and if I load it in, then SAVE AS, I get the same corruption.

What you see is the unindented output. It is perfectly well-formed XML
(i.e. not corrupted in any way), even if, as a human reader, it hurts

If you want to get a nice indented output, simply check the "Indent when
DTD" toggle in the "Save" tab of the "Options" dialog box (in menu
"Options").



2 Sep 10:36 2002

> "G.L. Grobe" wrote:
>
> I've used a chapter template which created chapter 1 and am trying to
> figure out how to get another chapter in place.
>
> I tried to start another separate template (new file), but it shows up
> as chapter 1 (which I've already done). I didn't see how to insert a
> second chapter after the first, or at least didn't see the opton in
> the list, ... and couldn't change 1 to 2.
>
> What am I missing?

There is no bug there. If you want to use the Chapter template, you must
create a master Book document (using a text editor) which includes all
your chapters as entities. The real Chapter numbering will occur when
the XSL or DSSSL style sheet will be applied to the document.

Example of master document created using a text editor:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='ISO-8859-1'?>
<!DOCTYPE article PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN"
"../../distrib/config/docbook/dtd/docbookx.dtd" [
<!ENTITY introduction SYSTEM "introduction.xml">


3 Sep 18:18 2002

### RE: File format problem

Hi Hussein

Thanks for the info - I couldn't see anything relevant when I checked
through the archives (but then you have to know what you're looking for...).

In the end it turned out that I needed to check both Option boxes in order
to get the correct layout (you're right - it does offend my sense of good
taste :) but then I'm used to an evironment where a closing bracket for a

I was having problems (still am) in getting reliable output to PDF using a
set of tools developed internally in the company here. Setting certain text
to <emphasis> under Simplified DocBook was sometimes emphasizing and
sometimes not, and the only culprit I could see was the unfamiliar file
format, hence my question.

One thing I haven't found is a way to set the baseline directory for FO
Converter (it constantly complains about not being able to find graphics
(media)objects despite their presence in the same directory as the .xml file
that references them - so no path should be necessary). If I use absolute
references (the full path, including the drive letter) then all is OK - but
then that prevents the book from being relocatable...

I looked around to see if there was a reference source for that but haven't
so far been able to locate one...

Thanks for your feedback though - I'll be interested to see the next update
while I continue to evaluate the product.

Best,


4 Sep 12:58 2002

### Re: File format problem

Peter Brooks wrote:
>
> I was having problems (still am) in getting reliable output to PDF using a
> set of tools developed internally in the company here. Setting certain text
> to <emphasis> under Simplified DocBook was sometimes emphasizing and
> sometimes not, and the only culprit I could see was the unfamiliar file
> format, hence my question.

Difficult to help you for this. I just doubt it could have been the
unindented output...

> One thing I haven't found is a way to set the baseline directory for FO
> Converter (it constantly complains about not being able to find graphics
> (media)objects despite their presence in the same directory as the .xml file
> that references them - so no path should be necessary). If I use absolute
> references (the full path, including the drive letter) then all is OK - but
> then that prevents the book from being relocatable...

If you use "FO Converter - XSL Utility" (the graphical tool):

* For generating RTF, then you really use *our* product.
Try with Transformation dialog option "Create intermediate FO file in
input directory instead of output directory" checked.

* For generating PDF, then you in fact use OpenSource tool called FOP (
http://xml.apache.org/fop/ ), even if XSL Utility integrates it.
The same remark about option "Create intermediate FO..." applies too.

But FOP, which we consider here as alpha quality software, has also the
following bug: a graphics file name which should be relative to the FO


4 Sep 13:41 2002

### XMLmind XML Editor V2.0 Beta 1

Download from: http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/download.shtml

===============================
V2.0 Beta 1 (September 3, 2002)

Initial release of the product.

--------------------------------
Important note for XXE M1 users:
--------------------------------

XXE V2 will of course load XML files created using
the M1 prototype. But if you want to make your XML
documents cleaner, more transportable and take
advantage of new features such a accurate styling
of XHTML and DocBook tables, please do the
following:

1. Remove <?xml-stylesheet?> processing
Simplified DocBook and Slides documents. With
new mechanism of configuration, XXE V2 will
automatically associate CSS style sheets to
these types of documents.

2. Replace the system ID (URL) of the DTD of your
XHTML, DocBook, Simplified DocBook and Slides
documents from local locations to standard
global locations.



4 Sep 14:19 2002

### Re: XMLmind XML Editor V2.0 Beta 1

Hussein Shafie wrote:

>
> ===============================
> V2.0 Beta 1 (September 3, 2002)
>
> Initial release of the product.
>

Hi.

What environment variable (under Linux) should contain the name
of the catalog ?

Regards,

S.

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4 Sep 14:43 2002

### Re: XMLmind XML Editor V2.0 Beta 1

stephane.mottelet <at> utc.fr wrote:
>
> What environment variable (under Linux) should contain the name
> of the catalog ?

This will be documented in the "Power User's Guide" which will be
released for V2.0 final.

For now, please register your catalogs with XXE using the Options dialog
box, tab named "Open".

That is, do not use the undocumented environment variable named
XXE_CATALOGS, instead use the documented Options dialog box. (There is
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4 Sep 14:45 2002

### RE: XMLmind XML Editor V2.0 Beta 1

I installed the new version alongside the old one in a separate folder (on
Windows 2000).

When I try to start the new app, I get an "unable to launch Java app"
message.

Do I have to uninstall the old version?

Regards

Kevin Flynn

-----Original Message-----
From: Hussein Shafie [mailto:hussein <at> pixware.fr]
Sent: 4. september 2002 13:41
To: xmleditor-announce <at> xmlmind.com; xmleditor-support <at> xmlmind.com
Subject: XMLmind XML Editor V2.0 Beta 1

===============================
V2.0 Beta 1 (September 3, 2002)

Initial release of the product.

--------------------------------
Important note for XXE M1 users:
--------------------------------

XXE V2 will of course load XML files created using


4 Sep 15:43 2002

### Re: XMLmind XML Editor V2.0 Beta 1

Kevin Flynn wrote:
>
> I installed the new version alongside the old one in a separate folder (on
> Windows 2000).
>
> When I try to start the new app, I get an "unable to launch Java app"
> message.
>
> Do I have to uninstall the old version?

Normally no.

Make sure that you have *Java 1.4_01* or higher installed on your
machine (we got a similar, though more detailed error message, when we

OR just install the big distribution with bundled (private) Java
runtime.

PS: The product and its install have been tested on Windows NT4, on
Windows 2000 and on Windows XP Home.
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4 Sep 16:32 2002

### RE: XMLmind XML Editor V2.0 Beta 1

not quite sure about the release numbering here... I have java 1.4.0_01
(from Sun) installed and assumed that was what you meant.

I actually got it to run by modifying "dist" in the supplied xxe.bat file to
point to my installation folder and running the bat file, so I guess I maybe
need to set some environment variable or classpath?

I have another problem, too:

I tried to create a docbook article, using file, new, and it failed because
it couldn't access the original version of the DTD (I was working on a
laptop off-line). Once I tried on-line, it was OK. Surely the point is that
it uses the local copy? I notice that in the delivered catalog.xml, "prefer"
is set to "public". Can this be set to something else?

Kevin Flynn

-----Original Message-----
From: Hussein Shafie [mailto:hussein <at> pixware.fr]
Sent: 4. september 2002 15:44
To: Kevin Flynn
Cc: xmleditor-support <at> xmlmind.com
Subject: Re: XMLmind XML Editor V2.0 Beta 1

Kevin Flynn wrote:
>
> I installed the new version alongside the old one in a separate folder (on
> Windows 2000).
>
> When I try to start the new app, I get an "unable to launch Java app"