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Re: [xml-dev] The year is 2027, and we need to examine archived XMLdocuments from 2007 ...

Michael Champion wrote:
> Wouldn't (X)HTML meet these requirements?

For Word Processing documents, what was wrong with Docbook?

(X)HTML fails to represent fairly basic document constructs like 
footnotes, endnotes, document metadata, etc. Docbook does a pretty good 
job of representing most of what we think of as documents, and it's well 
specified, and very straightforward to read and process.

Of  course, spreadsheets would probably require a different format, and 
representing formulas across products might be hard.

Is there an existing format that would work well for presentations? 
(HTML Slidy works pretty well for a lot of them, but can't represent 
everything ... and an XML format to represent HTML Slidy shouldn't be 
that hard to design.


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