Re: Rant: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Rant: Giving up on XML
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 09:14:11 +1100

Chris Borokowski wrote:
> I think XML is misunderstood in part because it's
> overmarketed. XML is a method, like a file type or
> using a database, and the tools remain a big question
> mark (for non-FrameMaker users, at least).

True. Works the other way, too: writers often
blame the authoring tool for the restrictions
of our SGML DTD. But switching to an XML tag-
based environment from a WYSIWYG environment is
going to require a learning curve and a shift
in how you author a document even if you're just
talking about the method and not a particular tool.

-- Janice

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