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Re: Simplified DocBook

David Lawyer <dave@lafn.org> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 04:29:09PM -0400, David C. Merrill, Ph.D.
> wrote:
> > Amen, brother. If you want to use a simple set of tags, you can
> > stick to a small subset of DB and get away with it.
> No, it's much longer to type due to long tags, end tags, and tag
> nesting. LinuxDoc is a lot easier but it can be converted to
> DocBook.

The things you mention seem important only if you're not using a
validating editor -- that is, if you're not using an editor that knows
which elements are valid where, and allows you to enter the elements
by choosing them from a pull-down menu or something, or by typing a
short keystroke combination if you're in a non-windowing environment.

If you're not using a validating editor to author SGML/XML documents,
aren't you making things unecessarily more difficult for yourself --
regardless of which DTD you use, or how simple the DTD is meant to be?

  --Mike Smith

Michael Smith          mailto:smith@xml-doc.org
XML-DOC                http://www.xml-doc.org/

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