Re: Remembering the original XML vision
On Tuesday 18 February 2003 09:30 am, David Megginson wrote: > The real problem is that neither SGML nor XML is particularly easy for > authors to use and understand. In the data world, we can remove much > of the unfamiliarity by using input forms, but in the document world, > authors have to learn the whole new world-view of generic markup even > if they do have nice, GUI-based, WYSIWYMG editors to hide the pointy > brackets. This is part of it, but conversion tools from Word/Frame/etc. have existed for a fairly long time... as have forms-based authoring solutions. Personally, in terms of electronic publishing of structured documents, I think we've taken a pretty significant couple of steps backward. I'm biased though.
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