Re: Frame&SGML: looking for opinions of current users

Subject: Re: Frame&SGML: looking for opinions of current users
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 18:14:28 -0700

Janis Greenberg wrote:

I'm curious to know how people who have been using Frame&SGML for a while feel about it.

I've had it for about four months. My two largest complaints:

- To change from regular FrameMaker to SGML or back again, you have to change the setting, then exit the program. I suppose this setup speeds the startup, but it's a nuisance if the interface you last used isn't the one you want when you start FrameMaker. It seems incredibly clumsy to me.

- There's no DocBook support built-in. Since DocBook is probably the most thorough and most complete DTD being used, support would be very useful. I suppose you could cobble together a document that would be DocBook compatible, but I admit I haven't done so yet.

On the plus side, if you've never worked with SGML or XML, both the program and the manual would probably be a good introduction. Most of the available documentation on markup languages is formidably poor.

Bruce Byfield bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com 604.421.7177

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