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Henrik Martensson scripsit:

> It should also figure out that since I am Swedish, it is
> likely that I do not want to be called by my first name, but by my
> middle one. 

Interesting.  This is really true in general?  How did it come to be so?

> In one case I was involved in, an author wrote his own DTD with more
> than 200 elements, and refused to use anything else. Of course, it
> wasn't possible to support his private DTD in all processing
> applications in the company, or even build a filter system just for him,

If he was really committed to it, then you have to ask if he's worth
more to the company dead or alive.  :-)  If the latter, then XSLT is
your friend.

> My experience is that well over two thirds of all markup change requests
> in corporate projects are unnecessary. The desired functionality can be
> implemented much more cheaply and efficiently without changing the
> markup. In many cases, the functionality already exists, it is just that
> the users get no training, so they do not know about it.

Well, of course that's a disaster, and companies that live or die by
documentation will eventually die if they don't fix it.  But most
companies could care less about documentation -- it's a cost center --
and instead train their sheeplike users not to expect -- demand -- it.

One Word to write them all,             John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
  One Access to find them,              http://www.reutershealth.com
One Excel to count them all,            http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
  And thus to Windows bind them.                --Mike Champion


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