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RE: Is "Hand Authoring" XML still a critical use case ?

  • From: <vojtech.toman@emc.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:13:19 -0500

RE:  Is "Hand Authoring" XML still a critical use case ?
> Any XML editor worth its salt, e.g. Oxygen, will provide the same
> level of comfort for any XML vocabulary, including you shopping list,
> for which you provide a DTD or schema.

Sure, but I counted this it in the "hand-writing" category. It is just a convenience feature. How many programmers who use auto completion in their Java/C/... IDEs would say they are not writing the code by hand?


Vojtech Toman
Consultant Software Engineer
EMC | Information Intelligence Group

> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 4:56 AM,  <vojtech.toman@emc.com> wrote:
> > If you ignore the more popular XML formats/languages (DocBook, DITA,
> > ODF, XHTML, SVG, XSLT, XML Schema, etc.), for which there is good
> > support in the XML editors and/or various visual tools, there is still a broad
> > category of formats where you don't have such level of comfort. Be it your
> > own custom "shopping list" vocabulary, or a just-released specification for
> > which no authoring tools exist yet, or a specification that only you and maybe
> > two other people in the world use. To me, it is one of the greatest values of
> > XML that even in these situations, you can always open a text editor and
> > create/edit the documents by hand.

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