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Marcel Oliver <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 31 Aug 1999 16:47:14 +0200
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Joerg Knappen wrote:
> We (i. e. Jens Kloecker, Michael Piotrowski, Frank Holzwarth and JKn)
> want to develop a standard _scientific article_ class in a BOF session
> at EuroTeX99 to be hold in Heidelberg from September 20--24.

This is very encouraging!

I think besides the implementation issues, it would be very
useful if there would be a document of the sort "Preparing
articles for direct electronic submission" as a standard reference.
Individual publishers could contribute short appendices for
those requirements that are unique to their journals.

Could someone put a draft (if it exists) on the web, so that
it will be possible to make concrete suggestions?  I would
be very willing to help out in this respect, either by sending
in comments or by co-ordinating some of this.

"William F. Hammond" wrote:
> Don't you really want an SGML language (formally, "application") that
> admits down-translation to LaTeX?  There's absolutely no reason why
> you cannot have a markup user interface (MUI) for it that has the look
> and feel of LaTeX.

I remember a loooong discussion on this.  I think that the
usefulness to effort ratio did not really convince people to
commit to this...

On the other hand, the submission guidelines could be drafted
under the assumption that the back-end is not necessarily LaTeX,
and thus the file should be processable as good as reasonably
possible by filters that do not operate on the level of TeX.