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Abstract

Describes how to use the XMLMind XML Editor (XXE) to create XML documents, in particular DocBook 4.2 documents for standard New Mexico Tech Computer Center user-level documentation.

This publication is available in Web form and also as a PDF document. Please forward any comments to tcc-doc@nmt.edu.

Table of Contents

1. Direct editing of XML is easy with XXE
2. XML concepts
3. Tutorial: Build a small DocBook document from scratch
4. Tutorial: Build a Web page in XHTML
5. Editing with a custom schema
6. Tutorial: Build an XML document with a custom schema
7. XXE function reference
7.1. File menu
7.2. Select menu
7.3. Edit menu
7.4. Search menu
7.5. View menu
8. Colophon

1. Direct editing of XML is easy with XXE

XML (eXtended Markup Language) documents are everywhere in current practice. XML is commonly used as a medium of interchange to transfer files between different systems. XML is also used as a generic data file format. This document describes how to use the XMLMind XML Editor (XXE) to create and edit any XML file.

XXE is installed on all Windows and Linux workstations at the New Mexico Tech Computer Center (NMTCC or just TCC). Among the many uses for XXE, it can speed up development of documents using the DocBook-XML 4.3 system that is the standard publication tool for TCC user-level documentation. For more on the DocBook system, which produces both Web pages and PDF files from the same input file, see Writing documentation with DocBook-XML 4.3. As a tutorial, we will start by building a small DocBook document using the standard TCC template; see Section 3, “Tutorial: Build a small DocBook document from scratch”. First, however, we review the conventions of XML.