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Stephan Wiesner wrote:
> 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,
> I keep promising myself that if I ever become a famous author I will
> force my publisher to allow me to write in XML . . .
I'd agree with that! Although most of you here on XML-DEV probably think
of me as rabidly anti-XML, that's just because I disagree with using it
for data interchange - things like DocBook are much easier to do in XML
than SGML, an absolute pleasure. I'd choose DocBook/XML in Emacs over
Word (for writing books, anyway - letters really need a different
document structure) any day!