Re: Augmented Metadata in XHTML

From: Frode Hegland (
Date: Wed Jun 27 2001 - 11:57:58 PDT

Hi guys.
I'm just going to jump in here and ask if maybe all this is over
extending the project at this point?
I have been unfortunate enough to be in Europe most of the time so I am
generally ignorant as to verbal discussions and I don't even follow all
the mailing list articles, but if you will forgive me, I'll make my
suggestion anyway.
XML has finally been properly explained to me, by Jan Ploski. And I am
amazed. This is clearly the right way to go.
In my mind the process seems pretty straight forward though.
Users will continue to use HTML editors for quote a while yet. That just
seems like a reality. So getting translators together for different types
of HTML documents looks like the first issue.
Then there's the magic part. When it's in XML, it's database
manipulatable and you wizards here can make it fly and dance and sing.
This is where I see a lot of effort in discussions at this point but I'm
concerned it might not be the place for such intense mental activity
right now, until we get the input and output stages done. And yes, I'm
using an asbestos email program so comment on that as severely as you all
like :)
And then there's the viewing stage which to me seems like JavaScript
solutions to access the XML data and present it to the user. You want to
attach a glossary to this document? Done. You want comments being able to
be inserted? Only view first line? Have it all backwards? Done. Working
with the XML data and support files, this will be the fun stuff.
Please have a look at our playing around so far to see if it gels with
you guys. Have a look at:
I copied this in to Steve, my project manger and Jan, chief genius Java
man as they are the ones doing the real work with me here.
Frode Hegland
UK: (44) 777 953 3856
US: (1) 877 239 1010

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