From the homepage:
ANGLES is a research project aimed at developing a lightweight, online XML editor tuned to the needs of the scholarly text encoding community. By combining the model of intensive code development (the “code sprint”) with participatory design exercises, testing, and feedback from domain experts gathered at disciplinary conferences, ANGLES will contribute not only a working prototype of a new software tool but also another model for tool building in the digital humanities (the “community roadshow”).
Work on ANGLES began in November 2012.
We’ll have something to share very soon!
<ANGLES> is an extension of ACE:
<ANGLES> code at Sourceforge.
I will be interested to see how ACE is extended. Just glancing at it this morning, it appears to be the traditional “display angle bang syntax” editor we all know so well.
What puzzles me is that we have been to the mountain of teaching users to be comfortable with raw XML markup and the results have not been promising.
As opposed to the experience with OpenOffice, MS Office, etc., which have proven that creating documents that are then expressed in XML, is within the range of ordinary users.
<ANGLES> looks like an interesting project but whether it brings XML editing within the reach of ordinary users is an open question.
If the XML editing puzzle is solved, perhaps it will have lessons for topic map editors.