someone (not sure who) said: > I know XML source should work, but at least for me, creating XML source > is unproductive. I work with a text editor and find writing this: > > ``Hello world,'' says HAL. > > much more productive than writing this: > > <p>“Hello world”</p>, says HAL. > > Maybe I'm missing something, but for writing, XML's markup requirements > -- which are invisible to field-based data entry screen -- are way too > intense for hand-editing. TeX source is much less verbose. It is easier > to create, proof (both visually and audibly), spell check > troubleshoot, etc. I have not seen an editor capable of doing XML > source in a productive manner, like (La)TeX with text editor.
You're missing something. For one, your above example would be: <p><q>Hello world</q>, says HAL.</p> Second, try something like nXML mode for emacs, or the XML plug-in for jEdit. Real-time markup validation, tag-completion, spell-checking, etc. Finally, you're missing the biggest point of all: XML is about reuse. You cleanly separate markup from presentation so that -- among other things -- you can trivially transform that to different output. Bruce _______________________________________________ ntg-context mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context