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Re: PIFLE (was Re: Are PIs useful?)

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 22:25:46 -0400
Message-ID: <337BC5AA.261B65D@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Robert Streich wrote:
> In principle, I agree with you, but I take it a step farther: I don't
> think there should be any markup in the text. Structures should only be
> associated with text in the same way that we propose presentation is
> associated. It just isn't practical at the moment, because of the
> difficulty in keeping everything synchronized.

I have also come to that conclusion, Robert. Markup is convenient but
invasive. It would be better if multiple document structures could be
projected onto the source without disturbing it. That will require
better tools, however. We are making progress towards that goal,

 Paul Prescod
Received on Thursday, 15 May 1997 22:29:31 UTC

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