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Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 6 Nov 1998 09:32:57 +0000
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William F. Hammond writes:
 > to understand that HTML is just NOT a good authoring language and was
 > never intended to be an authoring language.  It is browser fodder
 > designed for easy and efficient browser handling.  XML, eXtensible
oh come. of course it was intended as an authoring language! it is NOT
good for efficient browser writing!!

 > Markup Language, is an extension of HTML to allow anybody to create
 > a tag set.  But XML is also NOT an authoring language.
XML is _not_ an extension of HTML!!! grr. and its a good authoring

 > It is more or less correct to view every XML language as also an
 > SGML language.  Therefore, many SGML languages are also not good
 > for authors.  However, some are not too bad.
"more or less"? XML is a _strict_ subset of SGML!

 > transformations as pre-processing for LaTeX.  Some industrial strength
 > publishers *may* want to think in terms of multiple SGML transformations
 > as pre-processing to TeX directly.
thanks for the permission :-}

 > I am wary of messing with Knuth's TeX.
i dont see the connection...