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Re: spec-prod, xmlspec, docbook and Co.

From: Eve L. Maler <eve.maler@sun.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 16:13:14 -0400
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At 11:03 AM 10/17/01 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>At 10:57 AM 17/10/01 -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
> >DocBook Articles vs. XMLSpec
>How about the psychological issues?  We have had trouble
>getting people to use XML at all for drafts; getting them
>to wrap their minds around docbook as a precondition for
>drafting specs is potentially a pretty strong disincentive.

>Having said that, there's certainly a lot of infrastructure
>in place for docbook. -Tim

Exactly.  One possibility is to base a harmonization on Simplified 
DocBook[1].  So many people use DocBook today (way more than XMLspec) that 
I think it's provably something that can be learned.

>And I'm sorry, CALS tables are *right out*.  Don't go there.

I agree.  (Got burned with that in XMLspec in 1996! :-)


[1] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/docbook/xml/simple/index.shtml
Eve Maler                                    +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Center   eve.maler @ sun.com
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