Topologi Mentor for Pure is an IDE for Avent3B2 Pure PPSL stylesheets.
Mentor is a complete Topologi Professional Edition 2.0 environment
integrated with a built-in Pure 3B2 typesetting previewer.
Mentor provides the following additional features:
- Sample document sets and generate a Document Complexity
Metric value: this is useful for project estimationyou
can compare how complex a stylesheet-creation task is against
previous tasks to prevent blow-out.
- Sample document sets and generate a PPSL template stub using
the Quick Style Wizard. This is useful for
developers: program all the important cases in the
document and only the real cases. Programming
stylesheets using DTDs only may blow out the programming
effort by coping with cases that never arise; but
programming stylesheets using some 80/20 heuristic
results in incomplete stylesheets and delay. Only
be programming against real cases can stylesheet cost,
time and re-work blowouts be avoided.
- Edit the PPSL stylesheet in a context-aware stylesheet tree
- Preview the results of the stylesheet against a sample document,
viewing only the pages of interest without resorting to printing,
with built-in Pure previewer.