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Re: If SGML is so great...
- To: LDP <>
- Subject: Re: If SGML is so great...
- From: Gary Lawrence Murphy <>
- Date: 02 May 2000 16:34:51 -0400
- Organization: TCI: Business Innovation through Open Source Computing
- Reply-To: Gary Lawrence Murphy <>
- Resent-Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 16:36:24 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <OTe-.A.WpD.DxzD5@murphy>
>>>>> "G" == Gregory Leblanc <GLeblanc@cu-portland.edu> writes:
G> SGML is not the assembly language of documentation, it's more
G> like the C of documentation. To follow your example, plain
G> text was the machine language of documentation, followed by
G> HTML being the assembly language.
No, proprietary formats like WPD are the machine language, and the
assembly language of documentation is WP "show codes" and I defy
anyone who writes seriously for a living to stand up and proclaim they
use WP or MsWord without _ever_ having to "show codes" --- if you
can read that split screen, SGML is a breeze.
DocBook is even better. If SGML is C/C++, DocBook is the GTK/QtLib.
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