Documentation file format

John Ralls jralls at
Mon Dec 16 17:49:08 EST 2013

On Dec 16, 2013, at 10:25 AM, Mike Alexander <mta at> wrote:

> On Dec 16, 2013, at 10:05 AM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:
>> True, but it's non-obvious. The links to XMLEditor Personal Edition are on the download pages, linked at the bottom of this page.
> That page also says "XMLmind used to offer a Personal Edition with version 5.3.0 and earlier, but as of September 17, 2012, they no longer do."  I haven't looked into this, but it sounds like an old version can still be used for free but the current version can't.

That’s my understanding, yes. The XLingPaper guy seems to be hosting the downloads of the personal edition on his website, which might be illegal: The license doesn’t grant a right to redistribute, but he may have gotten permission from PixWare.

All of which is utterly moot, because it doesn’t work with our documents: It requires that you open each file separately for editing. It will display the whole document just fine, but it won’t let you edit anything that’s in a separate file. It’s too dumb, even when the master document is opened as a document set, to go look at the master document for the attribute references, so none of the chapter files will load.

John Ralls

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