[XeTeX] XeTeX maintenance

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 15:05:01 CEST 2015

2015-04-27 15:00 GMT+02:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:

> Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> > If you want to describe the page layout in a structured way, the <page>
> > ... </page> markup might cause other mark up not well formed. Of course,
> > if the XML is for your own purpose, you can do anything. Even if it is
> > not suggested by XML experts, it may be helpful. And if you like to use
> > XML regularly, I would strongly suggest to learn one of the schema
> > languages (Relax NG or W3C Schema) and write the document using a
> > validating XML editor. You have to invest some time but then it saves
> > you a lot of work.
> The data are entered as Excel, imported from Excel into oXygen,
> validated against a custom schema auto-derived from the master sources
> and then exported from oXygen as well-formed XML.

OK, oXygen is a good editor, I use it too. It supports also NVDL, you can
plug in any schema. It can even switch the spellcheck according to lang and
xml:lang attributes. It was my feature request several years ago and they
implemented it.

> > Yes, I agree, I do the same. For instance, I do not use the geometry
> > package but I have my own zwpagelayout. And if you develop something,
> > you certainly learn a lot. It might be useful for you to see how SAX
> > processors work. It is not necessary to study a code of any of them,
> > just to see a brief description which SAX events are generated. It can
> > be a good inspiration for your work.
> Thank you, Zdeněk, I shall investigate as you recommend.
> ** Phil.

Zdeněk Wagner
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