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   Re: [xml-dev] Remembering the original XML vision

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[Jonathan Robie]

> At 09:30 AM 2/18/2003 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
> >Publishers can reasonably expect authors to install and
> >maintain their own copies of Word (or OpenOffice) at home, but they
> >cannot expect the same for XML authoring software.
> Yep. It's hard for users to write documents in XML. I wonder if that will
> change with Microsoft's new Office software.
> Anyone have opinions on that?

It will require more specialists to set up anything that does not come
standard - Word 11 needs to have an XML Schema at a minimum (and then some
kind of styleing instructions) to give the user any help authoring a
document.  But if set up, it may turn out to be really nice.


Tom P


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