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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Are the publishing users happy? Why not?

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Jonathan Robie wrote:

> For publishing, is there a market ready to accept some set of tools that 
> vendors could create for them? What would these tools look like? Where 
> is the pain?

For users who want wysiwyg clients, OpenOffice is a good place to 
start. In place WebDAV editing should be very possible with it (if 
it's not been done by now, it would make a good project for 
someone).  Plus the Oo file format is good, today, and will get better.

The pain is mainly explaining to folks how little programs can do 
with, and how easily they break against, unstructured text. After 
that it's the little matter of explaining why a tag like <p> is 
sometimes holding less information that the program needs. Stuff 
like roundtripping we can test for ;)

Bill de hÓra


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