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From: Michael Rossi <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:General discussion of Extensible Markup Language <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 15 Mar 1999 11:29:16 -0500
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   Have you considered using SGML instead of XML. There are browser plug-ins
you can use to view it natively, and it's a much more suitable
authoring/editing format. There are also plenty of tools for management,
distribution, etc.

Michael A. Rossi
mailto:[log in to unmask]
609-983-4400 x4911


-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Ragen [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 1999 4:11 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject:


XMLers--
We are looking very hard for a single-source solution to our
multiple-format output requirements. Buzz language aside, I mean that
we want to maintain one source using Adobe FrameMaker (a DTP tool)
that
lets us see the files as though they were print
documents and lets our users see the same files (not other files
derived from our source files but THE VERY SAME FILES) using a Web
browser (which will do double-duty as a help engine), keeping all
links, cross-references and graphics intact and functioning. For this
we need to be able to edit XML files directly using the "printed page"
metaphor.
Is this a pipe-dream? Pie in the sky? Am I crazy for expecting to be
able to do this in 1999?
--Alex
=============================================
 Alex Ragen - Technical Publications Manager
  Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.
   Jabotinsky 3A, Ramat Gan 52520, Israel
 phone:+972 3 753 4552; fax:+972 3 575 9256
[log in to unmask];http://www.checkpoint.com
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