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In article <526h01$iis -at- dismay -dot- ucs -dot- indiana -dot- edu>,
John Fieber <jfieber -at- indiana -dot- edu> wrote:
>read and understand existing DTDs. The authors also treat SGML as a
>technology that exists in an organizational and technological
>context, rather than isolated, as so many other beginning guides do.
I'm ready to launch into a sermon--or tirade--on that
last text. What *is* it with authors that write about
technologies "in isolation", as Mr. Fieber describes
it here? I can think of no instance--not even a formal
standard--where that is excusable.
Whew! I've calmed down a bit. Excuse this interrup-
tion, please--except for you authors; from you, I want
usage, I want benefits, advantages, I want context, I