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RE: DTD formal syntax

Markup being rather regular when formatted lends 
itself to scanning by eye at least in the structures. 
YeOldeRightMissing Quote is the one that is hard 
to spot and for some reason is almost epidemic. 
Of course, taking away minimization helped for 
eyeballing it in many cases.

Am I the only one who doesn't like fully endtagged 
samples in texts?  I realize people like to copy 
them and online it makes some sense, but in a 
printed text, a deeply nested example takes up 
a lot of space and as much as half of it can 
be the end tags de-nesting.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Marcus Carr [mailto:mrc@allette.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 6:14 PM
To: XML-Dev
Subject: Re: DTD formal syntax

"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:

> Weirdly, after some time, they go to editing
> in the ASCII editor again.  If the elements
> and attributes are named reasonably, and they
> know their subject domain, they can do it and
> will.

Absolutely. Before the Philipines and India got so good at marking up data,
ran a reasonably sized team of people who cleaned up the anomalies left over
from programmatic conversion. We always had plenty of structured editors
inhouse, but the vast majority of people found themselves using their
ASCII editor anyway. Even for CALS tables, there were a number of people who
felt that this was a more productive approach.


Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
       - Einstein

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