Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> As an aside, are you sure you want SGML still? You dramatically
> increase the range of tools available to you if you switch to XML.
These tools are rather... joung. Norm's recent announcement concerning
his XSL stylesheets update is an interesting reading.
As a aside by my side: Enter your data using SGML features; than run
sgmlnorm/sgml2xml on it and use all these nice XML tools.
> The TEI is now fully XML,
Strange, this matter of fact wasn't announce here.
> And before someone says "XML doesn't support exclusions, etc", I would
> reply "but neither does SGML support all sorts of important
> constraints you want to impose on your data, so you are better off
> looking at better constraint notations anyway (ie schema)"
If you want to encode texts those "contraints" are mostly superfluous.
And if your data will actually required those contraints you should go
for a SQL database system (e.g., PostgreSQL).
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