I think it's quite reasonable that LDP uses SGML internally and for document storage.I don't give a care whether or not you LIKE sgml, I've given reasons why I think it's important for the LDP.
Precisely.These arent' reasons that you should write in SGML, but reasons that the LDP should use SGML.
No, I think you've got it backwards. If YOU want new authors to write for the LDP core document collection then YOU (meaning LDP) need to implement converters from popular formats to SGML. Otherwise, stop whining about getting new authors. If you're not going to be hospitable, you reduce the population from which you can choose.You can write documents in any format you want, but if you want them to be a part of our "core" collection, then they have to be in a useful format to use, namely, SGML.
Fine. For what I want to do, that's quite sufficient. For most HOWTOs, if you have to search them, they're too long or too verbose. There isn't much to most HOWTO subjects, and they're mostly very diffuse as to information content. I say that as a reader of HOWTOs, and IEEE reviewer, and an experienced technical author. You can look me up in INSPEC or various technical databases. I'm George G. Preckshot.If you supply us with an HTML doc, we'll say here's a new HTML doc, it's going in with the rest of our HTML docs.