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At 04:10 PM 2/18/2003 +1100, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>I don't believe users are happy.
>At least, not the publishing users. By making it easy for developers, we
>have a lot of software which is good for data transmission but still very
>little that is an advance for data capture.
What kind of software do they need for data capture?
There are certainly XML editors for writing structured documents, XForms
for entering data in web browsers, and software for publishing XML in
arbitrary XML structures from databases. Capturing data as XML by writing
spreadsheets will soon be easier due to Microsoft Office, and their XML
authoring tools will probably be easier to use for some users than some of
the existing XML editors.
What would you need to make them happy? How much of this is matter of
getting the tools written, as opposed to issues with XML per se?