ListPro, Mozilla, OpenOffice.org, etc.
We had been using www.iliumsoft.com ListPro for PDA & Win32, but I'm
thrilled to discover a non-proprietary file format for outliners
exists, which can be transformed through XSL into HTML which,
together with CSS and JS, can be displayed in any W3C compliant web
browser (thin client). I have recommended to the authors of ListPro
that they support the OPML file format in future versions, but think
it unlikely that their business model will support such openness.
I stumbled on OPML when beginning the task of constructing my own
rudimentary XHTML/CSS/JS outline templates, and was pleased that this
wheel has been invented already :).
Dave et.al., any news on when the Mozilla developers will include W3C
XSLT support in the Mozilla platform? (I think the possibilities of
combining OPML with XUL (and other Moz technologies) is exciting.)
Has anyone had discussions with any of the OpenOffice.org community
about including an outliner in their office suite? Surely if they
had one it would be supportive of OPML, as the suite generally sports
XML as its native file format.
and thanks for the good works.
> Dave et.al., any news on when the Mozilla developers will includeW3C
> XSLT support in the Mozilla platform? (I think the possibilitiesof
> combining OPML with XUL (and other Moz technologies) is exciting.)Mozilla already supports XSLT.
var xslProcessor = new XSLTProcessor();
var outputDoc = document.implementation.createDocument
("text/xml", "", null);
xslProcessor.transformDocument(xmlNode, xslNode, outputDoc, null);
(code taken from Q42's Mozilla2IE converter for Xopus, available at
- --- In opml-dev@y..., "Sjoerd Visscher" <sjoerd@w...> wrote:
> Mozilla already supports XSLT.Indeed! Today I discovered that Mozilla (and hence Netscape) already
> var xslProcessor = new XSLTProcessor();
> var outputDoc = document.implementation.createDocument
> ("text/xml", "", null);
> xslProcessor.transformDocument(xmlNode, xslNode, outputDoc, null);
> (code taken from Q42's Mozilla2IE converter for Xopus, available at
> Sjoerd Visscher
includes an outliner. See "Trees" and "Outliners" in The XUL
Programmer's Reference (5th Draft)
<http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/xulref/> site, or the older Tree Widget
page <http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/xptoolkit/trees.html>, or chapter 3
of Creating Applications with Mozilla
Also: here are some contacts regarding this development:
- 1. Cross Platform Front End newsgroup
- 2. Peter Trudelle, XPFE project manager
- 3. Ian Oeschger, XPFE documentor