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Hans Aberg <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 13:30:53 +0100
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At 09:45 +0000 1998/12/14, David Carlisle wrote:
>Most TeX users will never want to author in XML, however there are many
>advantages in authoring in tex and  transforming to XML (even if
>eventually the document is printed by transforming back to tex).
>It gives a mechanism for consistency checking and communicating with
>the wider non-tex world, that is simply not available in an all-tex

One could just as well make a new computer language designed for authoring,
with the parsing capabilities that TeX lacks, translating into say XML (or
TeX, as you wish).

The problem with translating into TeX is that it eventually compiles into
DVI files, which are too restricted for use on WWW.

  Hans Aberg
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