Supporting Collaborative Writing of XML Documents

Gérald Oster 1 Hala Skaf-Molli 1 Pascal Molli 1 Hala Naja-Jazzar 2
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INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Synchronisation of replicated shared data is a key issue in collaborative writing systems. Most existing synchronization tools are specific to a particular type of shared data, i.e. text files, calendars, XML files. Therefore, users must use different tools to maintain their different copies up-to-date. In this paper we propose a generic synchronization framework based on the operational transformation approach that supports synchronisation of text files, calendars, XML files by using the same tool. We present how our framework is used to support cooperative writing of XML documents. An implementation is illustrated through the revision control system called So6, which is part of a distributed collaborative technology called LibreSource.
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Gérald Oster, Hala Skaf-Molli, Pascal Molli, Hala Naja-Jazzar. Supporting Collaborative Writing of XML Documents. 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2007, Jun 2007, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. pp.335-341. ⟨inria-00139704⟩

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