[Re] Amaya & HTML & SGML & Thot


Irene Vatton wrote:
> Amaya document definitions from the HTML DTD is done manually.
> During this phase, some elements and attributes are added to allow Amaya to 
> edit
> documents. The HTML DTD doesn't take in account the editing needs.

I don't think this is a good idea that language S must contain some extra info
for editing needs. Why don't you put this small part on an external file?
For example :
  elements " Invalid_element" or Attribute "Invalid_attribute" could be use for
  any DTD SGML not only HTML?? And then must be hide for the Language S writer.

In fact, i'm currently working on a small tools based on SP Parser that can 
transform a DTD to a language S definition. It works but it's not finished yet.
I think that given a HTML DTD it can generate a Language S HTML that is 
not so far away from the current Language S HTML used in Amaya.

For my university work, i have to developped a prototype for a SGML Browser/Edit
but with advanced features to handle hyperlink and inclusions document..etc..
I have listed all the files in Amaya directory and checked files that i must 
keep and other files that i must remove because they are hightly linked to HTML
( editions,transformation, form...). I think the most difficult work is on
html2thot.c module because it's statically linked to HTML. 

I would like to create a new Directory, says amaya2 in Thot Dir to build a small
new browser... Could you give me some advices to integrate my program into the
building process of amaya,thot?

Thanks in advance.
Best regards,
Mutel Alexandre.

Received on Tuesday, 25 March 1997 11:53:48 UTC