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Re: SGML in other applications
- To: Gary Preckshot <>
- Subject: Re: SGML in other applications
- From: Poet/Joshua Drake <>
- Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 16:34:03 -0700 (PDT)
- cc: LDP <>,
- Resent-Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 20:36:43 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <E4Mq8.A.kLB.lUCS5@murphy>
Although I did not have a chance to go through all of this I did note that
I have looked at many of these pages before.
There is one commmon problem amongst many of these tools.
1. Not Open Source.
Of course there are some that are but we usually already use them to some
Another problem with many of these packages is that they are OLD as in
Raisin Bran. Reinventing the wheel to create something better would be a
On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, Gary Preckshot wrote:
<CITE>Poet/Joshua Drake wrote:
<CITE>> This is common knowledge... Is there a specific point you are trying to
<CITE>Sure. Sounds like there might be a host of tools out there.
<CITE>Do you like re-inventing the wheel? Have you looked anywhere
<CITE>but in OMF and a few Linux places? Sounds to me like a whole
<CITE>bunch of somebodies have already looked at the search
<CITE>As must be obvious, the activity in SGML search and
<CITE>retrieval is awesome. This is just a smattering.
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<COMPANY>CommandPrompt - http://www.commandprompt.com </COMPANY>
<PROJECT>OpenDocs, LLC. - http://www.opendocs.org </PROJECT>
<PROJECT>LinuxPorts - http://www.linuxports.com </PROJECT>
<WEBMASTER>LDP - http://www.linuxdoc.org </WEBMASTER>
Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.
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