"Sebastian Rahtz" <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> Two years old isn't *that* young.
I do the maths differently: The XSLT recommendation hits the shelves
some months ago; a passivetex update followed soon :) libxslt 1.0.0 was
released last week :) GCC 3.0 is said to compile Saxon; I'm still
missing success reports the new Saxon will work with Norm's docbook
stylesheets. When was the Scheme Recommendation finished? Why does
James Clark think there's a better way to do the Scheme business than to
use W3C's Scheme implementation? XLink?
All this software is joung.
> aNd *so* much better already that anything we ever had for SGML.
Reading the DocBook lists I've the impression users are still more happy
with DSSSL approach; sometimes they "believe" XSL could solve the
> > 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.
> maybe. but is it worth the trouble?
> a few missing end-tags and shorthands?
There are people complaining XML is too verbose. I don't see the point
why one should not use to shortrefs to build nice tables (like in
> you think data-typing is superfluous?
For most TEI purposes the "advanced" features offered by "Schemes"
(Schemata?) are superfluous. TEI is about encoding _existing_ texts in
the first place. Okay, I admit we've <teiheader>.
> Oh come, thats harsh. Storing texts in SQL is a pain, although of
> course possible.
Using a proper frontend that quite easy. Bugzilla implementations come
into mind (yes, they are using HTML/XML to build the web interfaces, but
it should be that difficult to build HTTP-less clients).
> What is wrong with wanting to express the constraint
> that <a> can only appear inside <b> if <b> is a child of <c>?
> Don't tell that it is easy to say in DTD language....
Sorry, <footnote> must not appear in <p> if <p> is a child of
<footnote>? Using SGML it's easy; nsgmls and Emacs/PSGML know about
Nevertheless, I'll try to give XML a whirl this weekend :)
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