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- Date: Mon, 7 Dec 1998 07:39:06 -0500 (EST)
Tim Bray writes:
> At 03:44 PM 12/4/98 -0000, Michael Kay wrote:
> >Author it in XML definitely. What I would do with it then, given that this
> >is a static manual, is to generate HTML at publication time and store the
> >generated HTML on the server in the normal way. That's heresy to many on
> >this list
> Really? Seems like good sound practice to me, at this point in history.
> Also then you can use one of the free full-text packages to search the
> generated HTML and do lots of other neat tricks, too. -Tim
I'm with Tim -- XML is a standard, not a religion. There are three
good reasons to use XML:
1. A solid business and technological case for XML over the other
2. Experimental research.
3. Pure aesthetic joy.
I use XML for #3, but I insist that my customers use it only for #1 or
#2; if not, there is the danger of
which is the technological equivalent of deficit spending.
All the best,
David Megginson firstname.lastname@example.org
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