Subject: SGML
From: Sue Stewart <suepstewrt -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 1994 23:40:07 EDT

One issue I have not seen addressed, and that represents my major objection
to SGML, is that SGML does NOT allow minor adjustments to improve

"HUH?" you say. Well, let's say you have a list of items. Let's say,
ingredients in a recipe. You input, and lo and behold, 15 ingredients are on
page 3, but one ingredient is bumped to page 4. What do you do? As most
writers do, I go back and fiddle a bit with the spacing until I get that last
ingredient to join its fellows.

It was explained, with great glee, at the presentation on SGML I saw that
SGML will *not* allow this adjustment. You got 15 ingredients on one page
and one on another? Tuff, honey. Better hope your user turns the page
before heading for the grocery store.

Any comments? Am I understanding this correctly? Or are you a slave to
SGML-standard spacing, etc.? suepstewrt -at- aol -dot- com

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