RE: Why WYSIWYG for XML???

Subject: RE: Why WYSIWYG for XML???
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: 18 May 2004 15:40:19 GMT

Hell, I've gotten that just trying to get people to
work within a standard template in Frame or Word
without tinkering with the formatting for individual

As for the "why WYSIWYG," my guess is that the vast
majority of people working in XML see one delivery
format or another, whether print or web or whatever,
as their "primary," everything else as "something
else," and want to work in WYSIWYG for their "primary"
format. Hardly anyone I work with, including most
web designers, tells me they prefer to work with raw
markup code anymore. It's all part of the idea that
the tool should not take more of your attention than
your actual project does. So the challenge for anyone
attempting to sell a "blue sky" XML tool is how to give
writers whose "primary" format is print with a WP
interface while also providing web designers with
web page authoring UIs, etc., etc.

Gene Kim-Eng

------- Original Message -------
On Tue, 18 May 2004 10:16:19 -0400 Bill Lawrence wrote:
>I've even had writers insist that unless they can
>control and override style sheet formatting they
>can't do an adequate job of creating documentation.


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