NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO OPEN A XANADOC
(as explained in the pages below)
please use the more recent xanaviewer3.
DEMO PAGE FOR "NEW GAME IN TOWN" VIDEO
(created for "Future of Text" Conference, August 25, 2016)XANADOCS-- CONNECTED DOCUMENTSWhen Frode Hegland asked us to present this year, we weren't ready. Nothing is polished or generalized yet. But he asked so very nicely that we had to say yes. Hope it wsn't a mistake.
We do not have a product, but a preliminary capability. We believe the future of text has many facets.
A xanadoc retains direct, visible connection to other documents and original sources.CREATING AND PUBLISHING XANADOCS
It is very different from other computer documents.It is now possible (but not easy) for anyone who is determined enough to create a xanadoc, and send it to others, who may open and use it. (Note that the World Wide Web was available for several years before the Mosaic editor made it easy for the public.)UNDERSTANDING HOW XANADOCS WORK (skip this if you're in a hurry)This is not HTML or Kansas. Instead of HTML, you have an EDL, which is totally different.OPENING OUR SAMPLE XANADOC-- THE TRICKS
The EDL is a list of content to bring in, and links to apply to that content.We make it easy to paste the Xanadoc EDL into a window to open the xanadoc, but a little adjustment is needed when it opens.MAKING AND PUBLISHING YOUR OWN XANADOC
It's fun to open the sample xanadoc.It takes a few steps.CREATING AND PUBLISHING XANADOCS-- ISSUES
The viewer is still ragged and size-limted.CURRENT RESTRICTIONS
We do not offer a good editor, only--• a sample xanadoc to put in the viewer
• a viewer for your xanadoc
• a place to measure your spans
Our prototype viewer (xanaviewer1)• only works from text data already on the net
• can't work with large files yetWHY AREN'T WE PUBLISHING THE SPECS?•We are not currently providing details of our formats, which are still under development and will be undergoing review for some time. There will be many types of xanalink, and we want to carefully trim and select the initial list.
However, you may go by our examples. We will endeavor to keep them valid even if the formats change.