Perhaps a project should be started to work on defining a MIF highlighter for NotePad++, since one can create a User Defined highlighter.
Also, since FM SGML was around earlier than FMs XML capabilities, would it be accurate to say that MIF is an SGML based tagging implementation? (I expect even FMs SGML implementation came later but broader SGML definitions were certainly in use earlier). Sometimes asking a silly question can be productive. Perhaps starting from an SGML highlighting basis might then be useful. Also, partial highlighting is better than no highlighting, at times. Thank you. Craig From: docu...@hotmail.com To: shmue...@gmail.com; email@example.com Subject: RE: What free Windows text editor should I use to look at MIF files? Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 12:25:40 -0400 The article you cite is about the *Model* Interchange Format that relates to HL7, which Wikipedia tells me is a "set of international standards for transfer of clinical and administrative data between Hospital information systems". It has nothing whatsoever to do with the *Maker* Interchange Format that is used in FrameMaker other than the same acronym. MIF ≠ MIF in this case. And as I said, the highlighting you see may be useful, but it is an accidental artifact of MIF's use of angle brackets as delimiters. -Fred Ridder Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 18:50:57 +0300 From: shmue...@gmail.com To: docu...@hotmail.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: What free Windows text editor should I use to look at MIF files? When I said that MIF was based on XML, I was taking that from this page: http://www.ringholm.com/docs/03060_en_HL7_MIF.htm "The Model Interchange Format (MIF) is a set of XML formats used to support the storage and exchange of HL7 version 3 artefacts as part of the HL7 Development Framework." I'm really not an expert on MIF or XML, but the syntax highlighting in SciTE when I selected XML was much better than no highlighting at all. -- Shmuel Wolfson Technical Writer 052-763-7133 On 05-Oct-14 5:06 PM, Fred Ridder wrote: Sorry, Shmuel, but this is incorrect on a couple of levels. First of all, it's simply impossible for MIF to have been *based on* XML. MIF has existed since the very beginning of FrameMaker in 1986. XML, on the other hand, was initially defined (XML 1.0 first edition) in 1998, 12 years after MIF was first included in a released product.? Second, the syntax may look similar, but the similarity extends no deeper than the use of angle brackets as delimiters. In MIF, both the property/parameter name and its value or values (which may themselves be bracket-delimited properties) are contained inside the brackets. The end of each element is marked by a simple right angle-bracket. This is not a problem in simple, single-value elements that begin and end on the same line; but to accommodate multi-line elements have multiple properties nested within it, it is necessary to include a commentary string that identifies what element is closed by the immediately preceding bracket since all brackets have identical appearance. In XML, on the other hand, the angle brackets only contain the name of the element type. The content (e.g., the value of the property or parameter) is *outside* the angle brackets, delimited by a bracketed start tag (e.g., ) and a corresponding explicitly named end tag (e.g., ) . When your text editor highlights it as XML, it would highlight the opening angle bracket and parameter name string as if they were XML start tags. But the parameter values would not be highlighted because they appear in a location where XML does not allow text. Depending on your editor, numerical parameter values might be highlighted just because they are numerical. This degree of highlighting might be useful, but it is essentially accidental rather than by design. -Fred Ridder > From: shmue...@gmail.com > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: What free Windows text editor should I use to look at MIF files? > > MIF is based on XML, so select XML highlighting in the text editor. I > just tried it in SciTE and it looks good after selecting XML. It may > also work in NotePad++ but I didn't try it. > > -- > Shmuel Wolfson > Technical Writer > 052-763-7133 _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as craig...@hotmail.com. Send list messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/craigede%40hotmail.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to email@example.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.