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Urrrp.  My mistake.  RTF reverses the roles of the 
curly and the slash.

{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang1033{\fonttbl{\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Arial;}{\f1\fnil\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\f2\fswiss\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\f3\fswiss\fcharset0 Verdana;}{\f4\froman\fprq2\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f5\fnil\fcharset2 Symbol;}}
{\colortbl ;\red0\green0\blue0;\red0\green0\blue255;}
\viewkind4\uc1\pard\fi-1800\li1800\tx1800\cf1\b\f0\fs20 From:\b0\tab Hartz, Terrence E (Terry)\par
\b Sent:\b0\tab Wednesday, January 16, 2002 4:11 PM\par
\b To:\b0\tab Bullard, Claude L (Len)\par
\b Subject:\b0\tab Traffic Accident\par
\pard\cf0 Len;\par
\tab I have been unable to reach the state Accident contact.  Here is a possible issue:\par
\tab Without electronic data transmission I estimate the TA customization for would take 4 weeks.  With electronic data transmission add 2 weeks (since I have never done this before).\par

I've written db scripts to output this stuff.  Somewhat like 
bagging tigers.  HTML was a heckuva lot easier.


-----Original Message-----
From: Al Snell [mailto:alaric@alaric-snell.com]

On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> >    \begin{person}
> >        \first-name{Gavin}
> >        \last-name{Nicol}
> >    \end{person}

> I'm not sure what you mean by this. Looking at it, there do not seem
> to be any end-tags for first-name or last-name. If that's what you
> meant, then you've reinvented SGML's omitted end-tag syntax, and we
> all know how well that worked. :-) Oh, now I get it. You have \begin
> and a \end for the simple text elements and \begin and \end for
> elements that have children. That might work.

That's TeX syntax; TeX works for me :-)



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