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   Re: Gutenberg Project <longish>

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  • From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
  • To: THOMAS PASSIN <tpassin@idsonline.com>, <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 09:08:43 -0500

At 09:59 PM 3/8/00 -0500, THOMAS PASSIN wrote:

>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

It's both. 

As an educational foundation, the Guild's interest in the project is
twofold: having books available in XML furthers access to such materials.
Secondly, the process of learning a DTD and marking up the texts provides
valuable experience with XML to our members and volunteers. 

The project shouldn't require a Masters degree in DTD authoring, nor years
of expertise in SGML or other markup technologies. It *should* be very easy
to do. 

Indeed, that 'civilians' are able to successfully learn and markup the
texts is proof of concept for XML in the mass-market. 

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