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Kiln development: convenience features

Until recently, Kiln has felt to me like a bare bones developer’s tool, providing a simple but powerful framework for doing whatever XML publishing you might want, without any hand holding beyond some common elements added on to Cocoon. That has changed, somewhat, to the extent that now a new user, completely unfamiliar with XSLT, is guided in a new project to a site displaying TEI as HTML, complete with faceted search, without touching any code.

This, coupled with the new tutorial, hopefully makes Kiln a much more attractive proposition to those who are not so technically inclined (or who have not been forced to use and learn it by working at DDH!). Now I’ve gone back to adding in elements that aid the developer, and I’ll describe three of those.

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