John Palmer ([log in to unmask]) writes:

 > [1] in the short and medium term it is easier to get authors to write
 > LaTeX than to write SGML;

and about a million times easier again to get them to write in Word,
as 99% of them probably do :-}

 >  and [2] if SGML is ever to have the
 > acceptability with authors that LaTeX already has

authors in an extremely limited environment

 >  publishers will
 > need to agree on a common DTD;
Docbook and TEI not good enough?

mind you, I applaud Jorg's suggestion. it may not change the world,
but getting LaTeX's house in order must be a good thing.