Re: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Giving up on XML
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 09:55:18 -0700

It seems to me that based on the original post in this thread,
the most relevant thought is, if the OP has found trying to
build a document from XML topics in Docbook to be too
unintuitive and requiring too much tinkering under the hood,
what tools are more "user-friendly," and what are tech writers'
conceptions of the "user-friendly" XML authoring tool
that will persude them to not "give up" on XML?

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: <eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com>

And that is where much of this unresolvable discussion derails itself.
No-one is using the same definitions. If Docbook is a toolchain, then you
if you have FrameMaker installed, you have Docbook. If Sean and Bill are
referring to another tool chain, then let's here which tool accomplishes
which task at which point and why that tools is best. What are the
advantages or disadvantages.

Let's have a really intelligent discussion and split each thought to the
thread in which it belongs.

What are the advantages/disadvantages of the Docbook DTD.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of various editors.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of various validators/parsers.
What tools are available for Docbook, what toolsets are available.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of these toolsets.
How customisable are the toolsets.


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