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Re: Switching to XML

From: Mark Kirkwood <markir(at)paradise(dot)net(dot)nz>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org, David Blewett <david(at)dawninglight(dot)net>
Subject: Re: Switching to XML
Date: 2006-12-10 02:54:35
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Tom Lane wrote:

> As for authoring tools, show me one that produces SGML or XML that's
> reasonably readable, and I might worry about allowing people to use it.
> Most of the ones I've seen would render the doc sources unreadable for
> anyone not using an authoring tool (possibly even the very same
> authoring tool).  We are not going to move in that direction
> because it would piss off the people who do the bulk of the work now.


With regards to the current setup discouraging contribution - I've done 
one (or maybe two) doc submissions and ISTR that it was not very 
difficult - even as a complete SGML newbie - to get up and running, make 
my changes and build the (HTML) docs.



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