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Re: working SGML package
On Nov 6, 1:21am, Gary Lawrence Murphy wrote:
> Subject: Re: working SGML package
> >>>>> "V" == Vern Hoxie <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> V> After chasing my tail around all the references given on this
> V> list, it's my opinion that there are no current tools.
> Oh-oh. You found out! Darn, and it was such a swell hoax.
> You're right. There are none. There is not even the mythical
> MS XML module for Word. None of it exists. Stop looking. There
> is nothing to find. It is a wild goose chase perpertrated by wackos
> like me who delight in distracting people.
> Seriously, yes, it is a mess with a capital M. It gets even worse if
> you want to use SGML to produce something more aesthetic than the
> dead-ugly default DocBook layout (remember, remember, it's _free_)
> My advice: Like Linux on laptops, keep *all* your notes and make a
> name for yourself by simplifying the process and building new tools.
I'd be interested in hearing what you (that's a collective "you";
any and all involved) would like to have in an ideal toolset.
Greg Ferguson - s/w engr / mtlhd | email@example.com
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