This paper describes progress made on a project funded by the Australian government to create a free (as in open source) software application and associated documentation. The project is known as the Integrated Content Environment for research and scholarship or ICE-RS. The project is tasked with creating and/or documenting software and work practices that allow academics and students writing-up research to create documents, collaborate, manage, publish and deposit their work in repositories. An overview of the project, derived from the successful proposal document is available on the ICE website (Sefton 2006b) .And blockquotes. It's not XHTML, but it could presumably be transformed into XHTML pretty easily.
In the institutional repository world, the Adobe PDF format is currently the expected norm for document delivery.
Even though institutional repositories are web- based systems most content is not available in the native web format, HTML. HTML is more usable and flexible than PDF in many situations, allowing users to skim and sample content more easily that PDF. PDF, on the other hand, is a good solution for printing long documents and can be configured to make reading even book-length content a comfortable experience.So score one for Writer. Now, I've said before that I can't figure out how to use the built in list styles in Writer, and today they make no more sense to me that they did nearly two years ago, so I decided to go with the format-only approach. Here's the target text: ![graphics4](/blog/2007/07/03/the_web_with_writer/1.jpg) Using the lists in Writer is still a surreal experience, partly because the bullets and numbering toolbar comes and goes as you click in and out of a list. I figured out how to get a list to look roughly right on the screen. 1. You can make a list item by clicking on the number button: ![graphics1](/blog/2007/07/03/the_web_with_writer/2.jpg) Once you've done that, though I'm not sure how you're meant to add paragraphs to the first item, so they are indented underneath it. 2. One thing I tried was *Insert Unnumbered Entry*, the button that looks like this: ![graphics2](/blog/2007/07/03/the_web_with_writer/3.jpg), But you have to click that to make an entry then copy-paste text into it, you can't use it like most other buttons to format things. The result, as of when I gave up in disgust, in Firefox is this:
Initially the handle will resolve to the server-side ICE repository, which because it is in the Subversion system is web-addressable, although usually authentication will be required.</OL> Which is followed up by a no-item list. That's right, a list with no list items. At least it got the preformatted tag right, but I'm not quite sure that the two `` elements are doing in there. I'm also not sure what this “western” bit is but that's cool cos I'm in Toowoomba. We might be part of South East Queensland, but we're west of Brisbane.
The author need not worry about handles at all: they can use links in the usual way to manage their content and the system will manage the creation and management of handles when content is exported from the system....
When exported it would use a handle resolver: