RE: Current trends in Authoring Tools?

Subject: RE: Current trends in Authoring Tools?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 14:32:10 -0700

Susan Hogarth wrote:

> And *shouldn't* there be? It sounds nice to say that everyone
> should be following the same standards, but what if different
> standards are called for in different sitautions? What if
> someone devises a *better* standard?
> > ...
> > I want a universal XML schema that everyone can agree on. ...
> We don't even have an *English* that everyone can agree on.

The only way to have a universal _whatever_ is to _force_ people to
agree on it. Put a gun to their heads. Threaten fines and imprisonment.
Make the dissenters disappear.

In ethical terms, I think that sucks. In practical terms, is your
standard really so perfect that no one should be free to explore
alternatives or deviations?


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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