Re: Rant: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Rant: Giving up on XML
From: "Ed Wurster" <glassnet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net" <siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 19:36:59 -0400

I have a job because of XML. Xml conversion is a task of epic
proportion. Now that I look back on the time I put into the app and
understanding all the tangents, you have to be in a defensive state of
mind to make it work. Lots of overhead, training, and complaining.

What is missing is the killer app. I searched for the magic tutorial,
and never found one.

It ain't Hypercard, and I'm still trying.

On 3/12/07, siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net <siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> After weeks of research, reading and studying, I'm throwing in the towel on XML. I was really hoping I could use DocBook to turn the output of our code documentation software into a manual, but no such luck. The output from our software (Doxygen) is so idiosyncratic, so impossible to tweak, that I've been unable to change the page size from A4 to US letter. I tried using DocBook, only to find that the learning curve is steep, undocumented and tricky. Doxygen uses LaTeX as its output engine, and a creakier, more poorly documented, unnecessarily complicated piece of software I have never seen.


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