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   RE: [xml-dev] XML-appropriate editing data structures

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My bad.  I was thinking of Author/Editor, not XMetal, 
and SoftQuad prior to the buyouts.

The ArborText products had better FOSI support when 
I was part of a production group doing IETM work. A 
major issue that remains, I am told, is that the 
specifications still require both paper and electronic 
output.  Arbotext was better at that but it was a 
complicated system to set up and was a 
production system, not for lone wolves.


From: Ari Nordstrom [mailto:mayfair@tiscali.se]

On Friday 09 April 2004 22:58, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> That's not to say that all editors have to
> support the rigors of technical writing.
> But some do.  That is likely why Arbortext
> is still in business while SoftQuad isn't.

Oh, SoftQuad's still in business. Sort of. They're owned by Blast Radius
days, and XMetaL's alive and well. My personal opinion (as a technical
and as an XML developer) is that XMetaL is a far better product than 
Arbortext Epic, but I'm aware that Epic has its supporters as well.


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