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README.md

No longer maintained. Use http://github.com/substance/texture instead.

Lens (editable edition)

This is an evolution of eLife Lens, developed by Substance. It comes with a Writer component for web-based authoring and a new Reader component for displaying of scientific content.

Read about the backgrounds of this project:

Important note: This project is at an experimental state. It is also not compatible with JATS/NLM at this stage, as it reads a simplified custom XML format. We will add support for JATS import + export at a later time.

Install dev version

Clone the repository.

$ git clone https://github.com/substance/lens.git

Navigate to the source directory.

$ cd lens

Install dependencies via npm

$ npm install

Start the dev server

$ npm run start

And navigate to http://localhost:5000

To create a new demo bundle do this:

$ npm run bundle

Usage

To embed Lens Reader:

var LensReader = require('lens/LensReader');
var LensArticle = require('lens/model/LensArticle');
var Component = require('substance/ui/component');
var $$ = Component.$$;

var doc = LensArticle.fromXml(LENS_XML);

Component.mount($$(LensReader, {
  doc: doc
}), document.body);

To embed Lens Writer:

var LensWriter = require('lens/LensWriter');
var LensArticle = require('lens/model/LensArticle');
var Component = require('substance/ui/component');
var $$ = Component.$$;

var doc = LensArticle.fromXml(LENS_XML);

Component.mount($$(LensWriter, {
  doc: doc,
  onUploadFile: function(file, cb) {
    console.log('custom file upload handler in action...');
    var fileUrl = window.URL.createObjectURL(file);
    cb(null, fileUrl);  
  },
  onSave: function(doc, changes, cb) {
    console.log('custom save handler in action...', doc.toXml());
    cb(null);
  }
}), document.body);

Make sure to also include the stylesheets into your app. We provide entry points at styles/lens-writer.sass and styles/lens-reader.sass. Lens requires a module bundler, such as Browserify or Webpack.