Re: 'XML browser'
Jon Bosak wrote:
> [Peter Murray-Rust:]
> | I'd like to suggest features of 'an XML browser' and a 'generic XML
> | application'; this also picks up the themes of 'killer apps' and
> | 'marketing' which have been raised by Jon and others. I appreciate
> | that implementation may be slightly off-topic but I have personally
> | found that it's very valuable to have an idea of what the final
> | product (e.g. XML is going to be used for and what it will look
> | like).
> I really like this line of thought, but given the need to stay focused
> on the XML linking stuff for the next couple of months, I (somewhat
> reluctantly) am going to rule this level of discussion out of bounds
> for the moment. Unfortunately there is no ideal place for it; there
> is no comp.text.xml list, and I don't know that we have arrived at the
> right time to start one. (Does someone want to set up an open XML
> mailing list? It's a lot of work.) Until some better alternative
> appears, I suggest that discussions like this one take place in
Noting the recent inquiries on CTS about what is XML and
why should one care, such a discussion should be easy to
start. When Peter originally posted his announcement
about CML and his applications, I encouraged everyone to
look. The use of the tree object and the windows for
different processing of the language was excellent.
This approach is used by some VRML editors to very
good advantage (e.g, V-Realm Builder). Visual Basic 4
includes a tree object (outline object) with Add Item
methods that should work well.
So, yes, moving this XML As Applied thread to CTS
would be most beneficial IMO.