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Bingo. One of the first and primary
reasons for going to markup was to free
information from the application. It is
a principle that should be in the preface
of every book that teaches XML. It isn't
about separating content from formatting,
but data from process, and information from
From: Sean McGrath [mailto:email@example.com]
I want to it to be possible for me to work with a textual representation of that
information asset. Otherwise, I don't own it - it is owned by
the app that created it. Bad.
GUIs are perhaps the biggest culprit in lulling people into
handing over true ownership of their information assets.