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Chapter 18 Glossary

‘About Atomik Xport’ screen:
This screen is displayed when you click on the ‘About Atomik Xport’ item from the Atomik Xport menu within QuarkXPress. The screen includes buttons to activate or deactivate the software, and also displays the version and build number of the XTension.
Atomik Xport:
Atomik Xport is a QuarkXPress XTension that enables automated extraction of content from QuarkXPress projects into XML format.
Atomik Xport installer:
The Atomik Xport installer is the application, which places the XTensions software, tutorials and other files on your local drive.
automated extraction:
Automated extraction is the process by which Atomik Xport extracts all the content from a QuarkXPress layout, using the Automated Matching System (AMS). See also Automated Matching System (AMS) and manual extraction.
Automated Matching System (AMS):
The Automated Matching System (AMS) is the functionality within Atomik Xport that uses rulesets to determine which XML tags content is extracted to, and to automatically extract the content from a QuarkXPress layout.
box ordering:
Box ordering refers to the order in which Atomik Xport navigates through text/picture boxes in a QuarkXPress layout to extract the content into XML. The box ordering functionality in Atomik Xport is accessed via the ‘Boxes’ tab in the Ruleset Editor. See default box ordering and reverse box ordering.
‘Boxes’ tab:
This tab in the Ruleset Editor displays the available box-ordering options, from which the user can select the preferred method of navigating through the layout when extracting XML.
CSS:
Cascading Style Sheets define how marked-up text will be displayed. Though primarily used for HTML, CSS can be used to specify the presentation of XML content in a browser.
default box ordering:
This preference causes Atomik Xport to move downwards from one text/picture box to the next until it reaches a page boundary or line divider, at which point Atomik Xport moves to the top of the next column to the right. If there is no column available to the right, Atomik Xport will move to the next page.
demonstration mode:
Atomik Xport will run in demonstration mode unless it is ‘unlocked’ with an activation key (obtained from Easypress Technologies). In demonstration mode, Atomik Xport scrambles the XML output by turning randomly chosen words back to front. All major functionality in Atomik Xport is still available in demonstration mode.
‘Document Styles’ list:
This list appears in the Ruleset Editor, and dislpays the stylesheets that are used in the QuarkXPress project that is currently active.
Document Type Definition (DTD):
A Document Type Definition (DTD) is a definition of the structure of an XML document.
DTD:
see Document Type Definition.
‘DTD Elements’ list:
This list occurs in the Ruleset Editor, and displays the XML elements that are defined in the DTD that is being used in the ruleset currently being created or edited.
DTD tab:
This tab in the Ruleset Editor displays the DTD which the loaded ruleset is based on, in a tree-structure. It also allows you to import a different version of your DTD.
‘Grouped’ preference:
A box-ordering preference that causes Atomik Xport to extract content from all the boxes that have been grouped together (using the QuarkXPress grouping function) before moving to any other boxes.
Image DTD:
The Image DTD is a special DTD that invokes functionality within Atomik Xport for extracting image file references from QuarkXPress into XML.
‘Inline’ preference:
A box-ordering preference that causes Atomik Xport to examine and, where a rule exists, extract the specified content from an inline text or picture box.
Key Code:
You need to enter the Key Code in the ‘About Atomik Xport’ screen in order to unlock Atomik Xport from demonstration mode. You should receive a Key Code when you purchase Atomik Xport.
‘Line’ preference:
A box-ordering preference that causes Atomik Xport to follow the chosen Box Ordering (Default or Reverse) until it encounters a line (either horizontal or vertical) in the QuarkXPress layout.
manual extraction:
Manual extraction is when the user of Atomik Xport extracts individual pieces of content from QuarkXPress by dragging and dropping them, rather than using Atomik Xport’s Automated Matching System (AMS).
Output tab:
This tab in the Ruleset Editor displays the options that govern XML output, allowing you to set encoding and whitespace preferences, as well as embed your DTD, provide a stylesheet link and extract web-friendly images.
primary preferences:
Primary preferences consist of default box ordering and reverse box ordering.
reverse box ordering:
Reverse box ordering causes Atomik Xport to move left-to-right from one text/picture box to the next until it reaches a page boundary or line divider, at which point Atomik Xport moves to the left of the next row down. If there is no row available below, Atomik Xport will move to the next page.
rule:
A rule is a mapping between a typographical style in a QuarkXPress project and an XML element defined in the DTD.
Rules tab:
This tab is a choice within the Ruleset Editor that, when clicked, displays the rules for the current ruleset and enables the user to create, amend and delete rules.
ruleset:
A ruleset is defined as a Document Type Definition (DTD) and a set of mappings from the styles used in a QuarkXPress project to the individual elements of the DTD. It also contains box-ordering preferences that specify how Atomik Xport navigates through a QuarkXPress layout.
Ruleset Editor:
The Ruleset Editor allows you to set up and amend rules for your ruleset as well as configure the ruleset preferences.
secondary preferences:
Secondary box ordering preferences consist of the ‘Grouped’ ‘Inline’, ‘Framed’ and ‘Line’ preferences.
Table DTD:
The Table DTD is a special DTD that invokes functionality within Atomik Xport for extracting tables from QuarkXPress into structured XML tabular data.
XML:
XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a markup language that enables you to label your content in such a way that anyone can use it. XML is similar to HTML which itself is used for most of today’s web pages. However while HTML is concerned with describing how content will be displayed and interacted with, XML describes what the data actually is. The power and flexibility of XML means that it is fast becoming the standard holding and exchanging content.
XSLT:
A processing language for XML (in full Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations). It is often used for transforming XML to HTML for display over the internet.