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I wrote my diploma thesis in DocBook, using Open Source Editor JEdit. I
used the editor to write my Java code too. And my documentation of
course. In 6 month it did not crash once and I did not have to recover a
single backup of my thesis. Put it into CVS, nevertheless, just to be
sure. You can be sure that I knew a lot of shortcuts for this editor at
the end, making me really productive in it (still trying to reach that
level in Eclipse and failing miserably).
Afterwards I wrote a book about Struts. The publisher forced me to use
Word. I had a lot of problems with it. Formats disappeared, or were
transformed. Word crashed. I had to split the book into several files
and had to fight with the references between these documents. etc, etc, etc.
I keep promising myself that if I ever become a famous author I will
force my publisher to allow me to write in XML . . .
Murali Mani wrote:
> I had a "good" :) ?? question, which I felt suited as there is a lot of
> document folks in this list.
> What is advantage of XML format for Word? - i guess space for storing,
> sending. For example, a "hello world" document requires 19+ kB in word.
> When I see this, I see it more like XML as a non-compiled version, and
> compilation taking place transparently..
> even then, what is the big difference as opposed to latex/tex which we are
> all used to?? Is Microsoft Office going to redo the latex approach "more
> also, I think lot of people are familar with security loopholes in XML
> using processing instructions etc... what kind of security loop holes need
> to be fixed?? It would help me if I get some example processing
> instructions that we need to be careful of..
> what are your opinions on these??
> best, murali.
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