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Claudio Monteverdi

Alexander Johannesen

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Tue, 5 Aug 2003 13:00:00 GMT

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A somewhat new topic maps format

Many have warned us; using XSLT for Topic maps is probably not your best option, and to a certain degree they're right. However, xSiteable uses XTM 1.0 directly, but it has reached a point where things gets too messy.

Insert CSXTM (Compact Simplified XTM), a simpler and more compact version of XTM 1.0, which is by far easier to grok in XSLT and hence improve both speed of excecution and the ease of use.

I'm rewriting the core engine of xSiteable to use CSXTM for the upcoming 0.9 version.

Permalink (Tue, 5 Aug 2003 13:00:00 GMT)| Comments (2) | Topic maps
( Tue, Aug 5 2003 )
This looks much easier to use. You've probably saved me a heap of time in needing to learn Velocity and TM4J to take my topic maps to the web. I've just got to get back into XSLT again!
It will be a bit before I have anything concrete to play with but will let you know how I go. My focus at the moment is on the ontologies rather than the XTM produced.
alex ( Wed, Aug 6 2003 )
Yes, a subtle result of the format is that it makes topic maps more understandable. I'm still working out the best solution (even thinking about putting in some redundant data, like names of topics straight into association-memebers, for quiker access) and any ideas is welcome. I'm rewriting xSiteable to work with CSXTM, and it will gain it speed and some templates that can visualise any topic map.