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Re: SGML vs XML
- From: Peter Flynn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 19:57:24 +0100
On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Simon North wrote:
> Peter Flynn said:
> > When XML browsers eventually implement context-sensitive
> > searching and all the linking goodies, we'll finally be back to where
> > we were in 1994 :-)
> Ahhh, if ONLY that were true :-( ... sadly, XMLT(FO) is still a
> looooooooooong way from getting to be even a feeble shadow of
> what DSSSL nearly became.
Yes, but implementing DSSSL would have been even worse, given the
unmanageable syntax for newcomers.
Fortunately, text-mode XSLT conversion to pdfLaTeX makes
typographic production a snip.
> I personally don't think we'll ever be able to catch up with where we
> were back in 1994. So many babies have been thrown out with so
> little bathwater .... architectural forms is just one victim.
You can still use SGML...