Re: SGML - Tell me about it.

Subject: Re: SGML - Tell me about it.
From: Shannon Ford <shannon -at- UNIFACE -dot- NL>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1993 12:06:50 +0100


A quick follow-up on the SGML thread. Chuck Banks writes:

> You're confusing SGML with the current set of tools
> used to implement it. I agree the current tools are hard to
> use and are a step backwards at least a decade. For members
> in good standing of the GUI crowd, like me, the majority of
> SGML tools currently available stink on ice. When the software
> guys and gals move their tools up to GUI and integrate their
> functions, I'll be glad to consider SGML. But not now.

> etc.

> I applaud their efforts. I just don't like the effort
> I have to apply to reap the benifits. I'm used to GUI and I
> like it. I don't want to return to the days of vi and roff.

Frame Technology has (will have?) a new product called FrameBuilder, which
is a WSYWIG (aka GUI) tool for creating SGML-encoded documents and DTDs.

I don't know if there are or will be conversion tools for existing FrameMaker

Shannon Ford
fords -at- uniface -dot- nl

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