Re: SGML -- Who? and Why?

Subject: Re: SGML -- Who? and Why?
From: Chet Ensign <Chet_Ensign%LDS -at- NOTES -dot- WORLDCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 1995 10:51:34 EDT

Glenda writes...
<-- That may be true, but just think of the problems you'd have if the old
used FrameMaker, and the new manufacturer used heaven knows what.... Seems to me
that you'll have to go through some sort of formatting changes anyway -->

That's one of the key concerns SGML advocates keep promoting. Information is
almost always going to outlive the systems and people that created it. With
SGML encoded data, you have unambiguous, product-and-platform independent
content to work with, instead of ambiguous format codes that can rarely be
converted 100% cleanly to the hot new publishing environment.

Best regards,


Chet Ensign
Director of Electronic Documentation
Logical Design Solutions
571 Central Avenue
Murray Hill, NJ 07974 censign -at- lds -dot- com [email]
908-771-9221 [Phone] 908-771-0430 [FAX]

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