Re: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Giving up on XML
From: Diane Brennan <dalaine00 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 11:35:46 -0700 (PDT)

I sent a lengthy list of editors that are on the market for XML documentation. Furthermore, I sent a link to the newest version of XMetaL, released a few months ago, which allows you to format, write, and publish documents in every format, *all from one tool*. XML has been around for *9* years. It isn't new by any stretch of the imagination.

These tools can only become clear market leaders as people use them. Every writer is a potential tester for these tools. You can't just go with a sure thing every time--you have to take risks sometimes and try something new.

>----- Original Message ----
>From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
>To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 8:14:03 AM
>Subject: Re: Giving up on XML
>In my experience, that is solely because we've had
>fifteen years of HTML in the public eye now and so it
>is accepted. What people are slagging here is the lack
>of productive XML documentation, and the nascent state
>of tools. We have a proliferation of documentation and
>tools, but no clear market leaders.
>--- eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com wrote:
>> True. But if you were forced to use notepad to
>> author HTML, you wouldn't
>> be slagging HTML.

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