Re: XML-support

From: Dom Lachowicz <>
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 14:44:54 CEST

> Well, there's just one problem, what kind of xml is
> abiword using? This seems not to be plain xml. The
> sense of xml is to separate style and content of a
> document. Can anybody tell me if I can use abiword

You're quite mistaken. XML is an agnostic container
format. All it is meant to do is represent things like
documents. It doesn't require (or even suggest) that
you separate style from content.

> like this? Import a plain xml document while abiword
> loads the style informations (css, xsl) in
> background?
> The export in xml with abiword is a good idea, but
> it doesn't seems to be very useful. Why aren't you
> separating the style informations of the document?
> How can I do this?
> Well, abiword is a great word processor. But the
> xml-support (also xsl-fo and docbook) seems to me
> like not that perfect. I also tried to open a xsl-fo
> file but this didn't work.
> Last question:
> The docbook import/export: How can I customize the
> tags of abiwords docbook style and the style (the
> tags) I want to use?

You're asking for quite a lot. No word processor on
the planet does this. Try out Conglomerate or MLView
for a general-purpose XML editor.

AbiWord is a word processor that uses XML as its
native format. It is not a general-purpose XML editor.


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