Lemon8-XML Roadmap

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Development Roadmap

Milestone 3 - 1.0 (Current - Jan 2009)

Document Parser

  • UI to present feedback on parsing process and unparsed content


  • Automated installer script (like OxS)
  • Per-user accounts and self-signup

Section Editor

  • Add/upload new figure

Unfiled Bugs

  • Extraneous "Aff1" with nothing attached to it - on first author.
  • Does not properly output "et al" for citations with more than X authors (6?) (in HTML)
  • Parser does not find a title in a .odt when it is in the document properties (Peter Sefton)
  • Occasionally random "<name name-style="western">" appear when an article has many, many authors

Proposed for Future Release

Document Parser

  • Investigate alternative DOM-marking approach to retain ODT

Metadata Editor

  • Enable multiple article ID
  • Add primary author selector / role-aff association
  • Add acknowledgements, reviewers, review dates, etc.
  • Create markup for abstract sections in XHTML
  • Enable collapsable sections (authors, affiliations, etc)

Section Editor

  • Change section heading level
  • Add/paste/edit XHTML tables and sections (TinyMCE)

Citation Editor

  • UI to enable/disable parsers/lookup services & dynamic progress

HTML/PDF Preview

  • Improve PDF XSL (as per OJS development)
  • Tweak XHTML stylesheets for tables/figures

XML Export

  • XML pre-validation & libxml notices
  • NLM: metadata generation w/full aff linking
  • NLM: Improve figure/abstract/list transformation
  • NLM: Add figures/tables to xref detection
  • NLM: Integrate feedback from Open Medicine
  • Integrate Pubmed Central Style Checker / Article Previewer
  • Add Docbook, Erudit DTD export schema
  • Add initial Scribus 1.5 DTD export schema


  • Add form data validation
  • Better error/warning messages (eg. citations, required fields, etc.)
  • Full I18n and L10n to French, Spanish
  • Refactor to add plugin classes: export, metadata schema


  • Allow upload of custom XSL/CSS for preview/export
  • Set default metadata values (eg. copyright statement)