Re: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Giving up on XML
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 07:04:27 -0700 (PDT)

I'm not sure strictly template-based document design
in Word is WYSIWYG... to me, that implies the
Macintosh model of constantly clicking buttons marked
Bold and Italic.

One of the cooler things about recent developments in
the Word camp is the number of libraries now available
for programmers to manipulate .doc files without
getting all icky and having to custom-code an
interpreter. Not only can you opt to use strictly
logical containers in Word files, which in my view is
the ONLY way to survive such a product, but you can
extract and organize content without much more hassle
than if it were XML.

--- Sean Wheller <sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za> wrote:

> Can't agree. WYSIWYG and WYSIOO are on opposite ends
> of the same stick. The
> more you try to bring the two polarities together,
> the more likely you are to
> break the stick.

The fish are biting.
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