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Something I would like to see
- Subject: Something I would like to see
- From: Tom Fawcett <>
- Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 14:02:57 -0700 (PDT)
- Resent-Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 17:13:26 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <7BakJB.A.BzG.zT0D5@murphy>
Joshua Drake <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> One of the constant drawbacks for the LDP in getting new authors is the
> requirement that they submit with SGML.
At the risk of sounding like an elitist snot, maybe this is a good thing.
Speaking as a HOWTO author, there's a fair amount of work in organizing,
writing, illustrating, indexing and maintaining a document. Learning
SGML/DocBook is not trivial, but it's not horrible either, and it's only a
small fraction of the (ongoing) overall author effort. I have to wonder
about the people for whom SGML is such an impediment to getting involved---
would these people really make good contributors?
On the other hand, maybe this is a good reason to keep a separate,
lower-quality document category, like what the mini-HOWTOs used to be,
which can be submitted in any format.
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