Re: Is "Hand Authoring" XML still a critical use case ?
On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 12:23:11 -0500 "David Lee" <email@example.com> wrote: > Take an example. Does ANYONE "Hand Author" Word or PDF > documents ? I think not. I'd disagree there David. The most common text authoring tool perhaps? Or did you mis-write that? > > Yet does anyone complain about how hard it is to author Word or PDF > Documents ? All I hear from authors is how they DON'T want to author > XML, > > they want Word. The actual file format is irrelevant to most > document authors (except us geeks). I guess you're missing the obvious benefit of Word authoring? The author can make it look how he/she wants? That's meaningful to many authors. > > > > The user experience in the application is what authors see. > > > > So I ask, "Is Hand Authoring XML an important design criteria?" . > > I suggestion "No", but rather "Availability of good Authoring Tools" > is what's critical. too subtle for me :-) Emacs is my 'good authoring tool'. But I class that along with word as an authoring tool? -- regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk
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