Re: Formats for cross-platform documentation

Subject: Re: Formats for cross-platform documentation
From: Laura Lemay <llemay -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:14:23 -0700


Colin and Dave opine:
> > ...As well you know, TROFF (The Text Processor for Typesetters)
> > is an XML tool for text processing and as such falls under the
> > general category of XML technology. ...
> > What's your problem with my description?
> I think it was wrong.

David is correct. Neither troff nor nroff (or runoff, the predecessor
of them both) are "an XML tool for text processing." runoff was
developed before both XML and SGML, and its syntax and goals are
entirely different. The only link between them is that they are both
markup languages. But then so are scribe and TeX, neither of which
are XML tools for text processing either.

.PP Laura

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