Message-Id: <199701281702.SAA06174@praslin.inrialpes.fr> To: Alexandre Mutel <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Amaya & DTD SGML Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 18:02:53 +0100 From: Daniel Veillard <Daniel.Veillard@imag.fr> Hello Alexandre, > Regarding to the Overview of Amaya, it seems that Amaya does'nt make use > of SGML DTD to easily support new document (not a HTML document). > if Amaya can do that, could you tell me more? > In fact, i would like to view/edit any SGML document and i would like to > know if Amaya 'll easily support SGML document without using some P or T > specific Thot Language ( but the capability to use CSS1 on this new documen >t) That's a good point. Amaya doesn't understand SGML, hence following the evolution of HTML imply to encode the changes in the corresponding S language. Adding SGML support to the Thot library is quite feasible, but it is not a trivial task. One need to add an SGML parser (one can find existing ones under GPL) and use it to generate Thot document trees on the fly while loading, and the opposite when saving. One need a good knowledge of the Thot Library internals to do this without too much hassles. However, adding SGML support to Thot Library could be extremely useful to promote structured editing. For example the Linux Documentation Project already uses some kind of SGML for all it's documentation, maybe one could find some help in this community to start adding SGML to the Thot Library. The public source release of Amaya and Thot will occur on the 10th of February. At that time anybody interested in improving/extending Thot API will be abble to help on it. Daniel -- Daniel Veillard@w3.org | W3C / INRIA Rhone-Alpes | Today's Bookmarks : Daniel.Veillard@inrialpes.fr| 655 av de l'Europe | Linux, WWW, Tel : +33 04 76 61 53 85 | 38330 Montbonnot | badminton, Fax : +33 04 76 54 76 15 | France | Amaya and CSS.