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Subject: [xsl] Re: Getting info of runtime failure in saxon environment
From: Karlmarx R <karlmarxr@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 06:13:21 +0800 (SGT)

Hi Wendell, 

Thanks again for the additional information. Sorry for my
delayed response. I tried to get additional info, but unable to obtain so far.
So, to answer some of questions:
>are they really not "technical"?
Not
exactly. Mixed lot. But XML and its technology are new to them and moreover I
found a resistance to learn or look beyond their own technology and hence I
mentioned non-tech to make it easy to the list.

>What sorts of applications
do your non-technical users already know and like to use? What operating
systems are they running?
Some are from academic background who adds details
to via UI - the db being oracle but they don't have to worry about db. I know
these people often copy paste things from word doc etc., that include bullet
points etc. and so whatever diff sort of stuffs go into the db. There are two
tech people who look into oracle, running in UNIX server. I was told that they
use some oracle function to specify what fields are to be extracted (as XML)
and that internal function delivers the XML output - in tech terms this turned
out  "not to be an XML" due to content issues.. 

Regarding editors, I think
they are now happy with notepad++ and I have anyway suggested other options
discussed in the earlier threads, incl your last one.

I think their problem
seems more of internal issue. The oracle guys want the academics to enter
correct data and take ownership. But everyone (except the oracle guys!)
understands that that is not going to happen anytime soon, if at all it
happens. So, the internal clash of who take data cleaning responsibility
somehow ended up with "XML-XSL" as the target. But I think they now had
consensus to look from all front, mainly oracle side to see a way to filter
out unwanted entities and chars. So, pretty much resolved I would say. And you
are right that the discussion did resulted in some interesting informations.
Thanks again. Kind regards.


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