Subject: Re: intro + idea for a web enabled Abi
From: Philippe Jadin (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 03:01:57 CST
Randy Kramer wrote:
>Philippe Jadin wrote:
>>I still think it does, but probably I didn't explain clearly enough.
>>Look at http://www.ektron.com/ewebeditpro.cfm?doc_id=1841 , for similar
>>fucntionality. Here, instead of using java applets, we'd use abiword.
>Don't get discouraged. FWIW, I think it makes sense (it's a desirable
>goal), and I believe it can be done. That belief is sort of a "fat,
>dumb, and happy belief" because I (at this point in time) don't know how
>to do it, and am not familiar enough with AbiWord or C++ to help make it
>On the other hand, I do a lot of work with TWiki (run a private and
>contribute to a few public web sites -- Wikilearn). (TWiki is something
>like the thing you described, but uses cgi "technology".) TWiki uses
>its own markup language, and adding or editing content is done by typing
>into a textarea, similar to what you mention above -- here are just a
>few examples of the text markup.
It seems to be the same as zope's structured text. It's relativelly easy
to use, but probably still not enough for non techies.
>You might want to look at these pages on TWiki:
> * http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/AppletBasedEditor
>You can also find pages talking about Emacs w3 mode and a text editor
>from Lynx. (TWiki.org has a search feature, but is also indexed by
>Google. Try searches like [site:twiki.org <search keywords>].
Thanks for the pointers! It seems there are applets in developpment, and
maybe it's finally the easiest way, because it seems I won't find a lot
of motivation to do this with abiword (was'nt it the point thought :
Ease the editing of documents for endusers?)
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