Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 17, Issue 27

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 17, Issue 27
From: "David Neeley" <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 12:38:41 -0500

Chris Borokowski was "intrigued":

"I was intrigued by this recent writing:

'The most commonly-stated reasons for adopting
structured documentation techniques include:
Automation, Reuse, Single-sourcing, Productivity gains
(resulting from the above)'

"However, none of these (or other) advantages require
structuring at all. Non-SGML markup languages such as
troff or TeX, and even help-authoring tools like
RoboHelp, all allow automation, reuse, and

Chris, I do have one small question:

*Why is it* that you don't regard tagged text as being *structured*?

Although TeX was designed as a typesetting language, TeX applications
actually do impose tags for content elements, to give but one example.

There is nothing, so far as I am aware, that says that "structured"

Perhaps you know something of which I am unaware?


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