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    Dr. Fred Schiff
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    Atlas: code numbers and code titles


    Hello everyone,

    Using XML, can I show a code title and a code number in the browser on
    screen as I mark up the text?

    I've given each code category a six-digit number. Then for each code,
    there is a title (two to four words) and a description ( a sentence).

    I assume XML is just plain text with line breaks, corrrect?

    In other words, is it possible to:
    - Use my code title in code title field?
    - Use my code number in the date field?
    - Use my code description in the comment field?

    And then, in the code browser, is it possible to see those three fields as
    I mark up the text with codes on screen?

    I sure would appreciate anyone telling me if I can do this.

    Fred




    See below an earlier response from Susanne Friese:

    For rapid coding, I'd like to have visible both the code number and the
    short (two, three, four-word) code description. Is this possible? If so,
    how can we do it? How do we import it?
    >
    > "Codes" from other sources can be imported in various ways.
    > 1. A very simple solution is to import them from a text file with a line
    > for each code name. Check this format by choosing Codes/Output/Code List.
    > Example:
    > Abaddon
    > Air
    > Alchemie
    > Animal
    > Bad weather
    > Bible
    > Black Magic
    > Booth
    > Brass
    > -----
    However, only the code name itself, no additional imformation is processed.

    2. Using XML. This needs the import file to be in a specific (textual)
    format:
    > .....
    > <CODE QCOUNT="0" CCOUNT="2">
    > <TITLE>Air</TITLE>
    > <DATE>16.03.91 10:11:04</DATE>
    > <AUTHOR>LASZLO</AUTHOR>
    > <COMMENT>Air, air, nothing but air</COMMENT>
    > </CODE>
    > <CODE QCOUNT="1" CCOUNT="3">
    > <TITLE>Alchemie</TITLE>
    > <DATE>16.03.91 10:10:58</DATE>
    > <AUTHOR>LASZLO</AUTHOR>
    > <COMMENT/>
    > </CODE>
    > ......
    This method preserves and processes (when importing) much more code
    specific information (name, author, comment, creation date). However, you
    need to transform your source data into this XML format. Check this format
    en detail by choosing Codes/Mis/Export Codes.



  2. #2
    Susanne Friese
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    Atlas: code numbers and code titles



    > Using XML, can I show a code title and a code number in the browser on
    > screen as I mark up the text?

    right now, you have only an XML output option, nothing you can manipulate
    via XML within the programme. If you create an XML output, you get a data
    file that is written in XML and basically you can do all kinds of things by
    editing that file if you know XML, i.e. create the kind of output you
    desire.

    That is the basic idea behind it. XML works as a kind of style sheet. This
    way, the programme itself does not have to provide 100 different output
    options to satisfy all users, but every user can create the kind of output
    they want.

    In reality it will probably (or hopefully) turn out as follows: Thomas, the
    developer, will provide a few style sheet in XML as default options and a
    number of users who know how to edit XML files will contribute to a growing
    data bank of style sheets that will be made available on the web site for
    those who don't know how to edit XML files (or don't want to bother or don't
    have the time to learn XML).


    > In other words, is it possible to:
    > - Use my code title in code title field?
    > - Use my code number in the date field?
    > - Use my code description in the comment field?
    >
    > And then, in the code browser, is it possible to see those three fields as
    > I mark up the text with codes on screen?

    As mentioned above, you cannot manipulate anything within the programme
    itself. Within the programme, you have the area for code names, thus within
    the name field you can enter a number and a name.

    The yellow area below (this is if you have opened the code extra list), is
    for writing comments. In the margin next to the text, the code name will be
    displayed. You can let the comment pop up by pressing the right mouse button
    on the code/then select display info. All of this is unrelated to XML.

    Susanne



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