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Subject: Re: FrameMaker 5.5.6 and XML experience?
From: Marcus Carr <mrc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 12:15:20 +1100
Organization: Allette Systems (Australia)
Dan Emory wrote: > The HTML-like solution offerred in FM5.5.6 will be a loser. The > question is what about the "real" XML implementation in FM+SGML 5.5.6, > > which, if it was done right, should avoid all those shortcomings? Has > anyone > explored it yet? Is it viable? As I mentioned in my last post related to Frame's XML ability, I haven't had much of a chance to play with it, but what I saw looked pretty good. I'd be interested to hear what you mean by "real" and what shortcomings you're aware of. Are you implying that Frame should produce a DTD for the files saved as XML? It seems to me that an approach similar to the one that is employed for producing HTML would be quite reasonable. It seems to me when you already have the high-end solution well covered, you might be wise to cater to those seeking the lowest common denominator solution. Given Frame's ability to deal well with highly structured data in the form of SGML, I would have thought that the creation of simple, well-formed XML would be the logical other end of the market. Having been involved for many years with the conversion of legacy data, I wish all word processors were capable of producing just such a thing - it would cut out the ugliest and most time-consuming step of the conversion cycle. -- Regards, Marcus Carr email: email@example.com ___________________________________________________________________ Allette Systems (Australia) www: http://www.allette.com.au ___________________________________________________________________ "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Einstein ** To unsubscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **