Re: Help with Docbook

Subject: Re: Help with Docbook
From: Chris Gooch <chris -dot- gooch -at- lightworkdesign -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 18:17:40 +0100

Eric wrote:

If the document/information structure model of XML produced in FM is
different from the model used in Word (as the current binary formats are)
then it will be no simpler to share information. Unless both parties are
using the SAME XML implementation. At which point virtually all
extensibility and openness are lost

but... isn't the advantage that you can make the DTD / Schema
available to anyone you want to be able to talk to?

(I understand the point that XML is not a language, but a metalanguage;
but that's precisely its usefulness isn't it?)

- Chris. (hoping others are finding this thread as educational as he is)

Christopher Gooch, Technical Author
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