Subject: Re: MIF to SGML/XML
From: "Paul Nagai" <naglists -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 09:30:00 -0700

meant to cc the list, too ...

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 9:29 AM, Paul Nagai <naglists -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 6:37 AM, Butler, Darren J CTR USAF AFMC 584
> CBSS/GBHAC <Darren -dot- Butler -dot- ctr -at- robins -dot- af -dot- mil> wrote:
>> Hello fellow FrameManiacs,
>> Does anyone know of an application that converts MIF to XML and/or
>> SGML, besides the Maximus application made by Xorba inc? I hear that
>> the company is defunct, so I have to find and alternative.
>> We have an older copy of Maximus that is quite buggy. If we could find a
>> copy of the latest source code, we could fix the bugs and use Max until
>> we find something else.
>> Thanks,
>> Darren
> I have a really hard time imagining that this would interest you (aimed at
> a different market based on wild assumptions I'm making about your assumed
> Maximus source code availability), but PTC (who acquired Arbortext, the
> "brand") has an import/export product that supports, among many other
> things, the conversion from FrameMaker (MIF) to XML. Here they have it
> attached to a server product (Publishing Engine), but I know it is also
> executable on an enabled client from a GUI or the command line.
> If you're converting thousands of pages, probably not going to be
> interesting unless you are already an Arbortext shop. Get deep into the
> hundreds of thousands ... maybe. Into the millions? Then the software (and
> potential service costs) start to fade out as inhibitors depending on your
> requirements.
> --
> Paul Nagai

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