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Rick Jelliffe scripsit:
> has a survey of technical publishing companies, and how they do
I think this passage highly relevant to the Walter Perry vs. Everyone Else
# 5.5 Transformation Location
# Highwire encourages customers to deliver content in the Highwire DTD,
# but they cannot require publishers who have their own DTD to deliver in
# Highwire format. When a DTD transformation is required, Highwire does the
# transformation, rather than the publisher, for several important reasons:
# 1. Publishers may not want to switch to the Highwire DTD as their
# primary DTD because they use their SGML for additional purposes.
# 2. Most publishers are not interested in bearing the burden or expense
# of creating SGML in a second DTD.
# 3. Highwire charges publishers a fee associated with setup of the
# transformation to the Highwire DTD; however, this fee is less than
# the cost of having the publisher build or buy a system to convert
# the SGML themselves. It costs Highwire less than other organizations
# to build this transformation because:
# a. They are familiar with their own DTD
# b. They can reuse pieces of other transformations (e.g., regular
# expression pattern matching to identify linking elements)
# c. They know the mission of their transformation intimately, and
# can create the most efficient transformation to achieve
# exactly that mission.
# 4. Highwire has greater control over the quality of the transformation
# if they do it rather than someone else. Highwire uses a small team to
# create software-driven transformations. By using a small team under
# one roof, there is likely to be less variance in the SGML created
# ("fewer hands, fewer errors"), allowing for a smoother flow of the
# resulting SGML into Highwire's online presentation systems.
# While there are many advantages to converting SGML at Highwire rather than
# at the publisher, there is one significant disadvantage: if a publisher
# significantly upgrades their DTD, a full-fledged parser update, coupled
# with extensive integrity testing, is required at Highwire.
# Communication of DTD upgrades to Highwire, whether major or minor,
# is critical. In many cases, Highwire has only learned of a DTD upgrade
# through the failure of a file to parse, rather than through proactive
# communication from a publisher.
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"A chemist has poisoned my brain!" http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
The cause of his sorrow http://www.reutershealth.com
Was para-dichloro- firstname.lastname@example.org
Diphenyltrichloroethane. (aka DDT)