> ultimately incompatible. I really know SGML/XML (Sebastian, what do
> you hope to get out of the LaTeX3 project that you think you cannot
> get out of SGML?),
I want a reliable batch-oriented page makeup system, no more, no
less. I want to store my text in XML, and have LaTeX produce beautiful
pages when I give it a style sheet
> already exists and supposedly works well? Moreover, especially when
> typing Mathematics, complete logical mark-up is way beyond what most
> authors need in practice.
today, yes. but they are crippling themselves by saving all their hard
work in a presentation format, IMHO.
> If my requirements go beyond publishing, my primary tools are
> different (although it would help if they could export to LaTeX
> when it comes to publishing), but then I don't mind the extra
> effort required.
with respect, is that not short-sighted? the "extra effort required"
can scale up into man years