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Re: [DOCS] lyx and sgml

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu (Thomas G(dot) Lockhart)
Cc: docs(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [DOCS] lyx and sgml
Date: 1999-01-05 04:14:08
Message-ID: 199901050414.XAA01956@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> > Good.  Seems like a natural.  I will keep my eyes on it.  lyx really
> > seems like an amazing word processor.   Like troff, but for X windows,
> > and more flexible.
> > Because most of my stuff is only a few pages, troff works just fine, 
> > Certainly the PostgreSQL docs are too large for a troff-only project,
> > but I can see lyx handling it nicely.
> 
> I haven't actually run lyx (since it didn't support my toolset), but had
> subscribed to their mailing list for quite a while to stay in touch with
> it. afaik it is a wysiwyg text entry application, and it would use sgml
> tags both internally and as the markup for output docs. So we would
> still use jade to generate our production output.

lyx specializes in using tags to mark sections, rather than formatting
instructions.

So you say "Author" rather than, "Center".  Sort of like sgml vs. html.


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