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Re: Tags (searching)

On Tue, 13 Jun 2000, Greg Ferguson wrote:

> I also tend to believe that setting up "tag sets" is far too limiting
> and taking the inherent power of the SGML away from the author. The DTD
> is already designed/constructed to allow for "tag sets", dependant upon
> the top-level container tag chosen - <book> or <article>. Let's
> concentrate on the development of solid, robust templates and a brief
> set of authoring rules/guidelines (such as those Poet mentioned -
> no minimalization of tags, no use of deprecated tags, etc). Getting
> into specific tag usage and/or customized tags leads us astray from the
> standard...not a good thing to do.

Absolutely.  Couldn't agree more.
I think the most urgent item on the agenda at the moment is not to
faff about drawing up lists of tags (although this is probably a good
way for some to get familiar with what's available); but to agree on and
make publicly available an LDP in-house Style Manual -- for ALL the
various types of documents being developed.
Everything else currently being discussed should then be definable from
the various document requirements laid out in the Style Manual. 

Martin Wheeler         -         StarTEXT - Glastonbury - BA6 9PH - England
[1] mwheeler@startext.co.uk                      http://www.startext.co.uk/

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