Design Notes for an XML Editor

This document contains a mixture of requirements analysis and design notes for XML editing. The lack of semi-ubiquitous editors for XML documents that are easy to use is seen as stemming from two causes: a lack of the appropriate GUI component, and limitations in XML itself. The limitations in XML can to a great extent be overcome by the design of the editor. When the required GUI components become available (most ideally for the Java platform) then XML will in all probability become the standard format for virtually every kind of document and data file.

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Encoding Source in XML

A Strategic Analysis

This document looks at the reasons and methods for encoding program source code in XML. It also describes the major issues that must be solved for the encoding to be successful.

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Pre-set Initial, Default Text in the WordPress Editor

It was a long time before I found the page that told me how to do it. I searched many times, and eventually found a discussion that gave a link, which took me to a page that told me what I needed to do. That page called it “preset text”. I had been searching on “initial text in WordPress editor” and “default text in WordPress editor”. Hopefully, this post will help others who search on those terms.

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Investor Models

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Making Startups Happen

Investment decisions are based on interlocking variations of the induction hypothesis. This model determines when sensible investors will invest, and when they won’t. Understanding that model tells you what you need to do to get investors to decide in your favor.

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Buyer Models

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Making Startups Happen

Who you can sell to. Having selected your target audience in general terms, the next step is to define the specific needs of that market, and the value proposition that will motivate a purchase. You create a general picture of potential buyers, how much of a market they represent, how much it costs to penetrate that market, and the shape of the adoption curve.

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The Tetrahedral Model

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Making Startups Happen

This paper presents a way of visualizing the important aspects of a business. These are the bases you need to cover to get one started. The fundamental three legs of the tripod: Technology, Marketing, and Finance. Roofing the pyramid: Organization. Pinpointing the foundation: The organization’s Purpose, or mission.

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