Dennis Nichols writes:
 > ....
 > <dtml-var "myDoc.description" fmt=structured-text>
 > .... And shouldn't the fmt specification tell how 
 > myDoc.description is to be presented instead of how it is stored?
I agree with you that "fmt" should specify how the value should
be formatted and not how it is stored.

 > For example, let's say I can choose to store description as plain text, as 
 > structured text, or as html. Regardless of how it is stored, I might want 
 > to ask for it as:
 > fmt=raw       in case I want to edit it
 > fmt=html      in case I want to send it to a browser
I fear, the "fmt" machinery will not know, how the value
is marked up (plain/stx/html). This knowledge would
be necessary for a format change.

Currently, I would say, this is not a task for the "fmt"
argument but for the application.


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