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   Re: Gutenberg Project <longish>

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  • From: THOMAS PASSIN <tpassin@idsonline.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 21:59:10 -0500

Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>  > After reading a lot of the postings in this thread, no one except the
>  > itself seem to be looking at the key issue namely, ***who will be
>  > the markup, and how can they do  a lot of it?***.  As far as I can see,
>  > is likely to be volunteers who don't know much or care about markup and
>  > DTDs.
> um. why are these people doing it, if they dont know or care about
> markup?
I wrote that after going to the site linked to in the original posts in this
thread, seeing its call for volunteers, and reading some of the samples
pointed to by the site.  I didn't mean the markup-ers failed to understand
why they should markup a text, just that I think their main interest would
be in the availability of books rather than in the technical aspects of
> they are going to write < and > and & with vi, these people? why don't
> use decent software in the first place, to conceal the nasty details
> from them?
Yes, software would be nice, but I imagine it will come along later.


Tom Passin

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