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Re: Wizards and W3 integration (was: Re: A road map for Oort Gnus)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Wizards and W3 integration (was: Re: A road map for Oort Gnus)
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 18:13:40 +0300

> From: Per Abrahamsen <address@hidden>
> Date: 17 Apr 2001 15:43:30 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > Could you tell why?  Basically what I don't understand is how does HTML 
> > come into the equation.  That is, why does it make sense to use HTML for 
> > such a purpose?
> Why use a markup language as glue, or why use HTML as the markup language?

The former.

> Reasons to use a markup language as glue: 
> -----------------------------------------
> I'm more interested in the documentation aspects of the saint, than in
> the smartness aspect of the saint.  In most cases, I prefer the saint
> to tell the user what to do, instead of just doing it.

Thanks, I think I understand now.  I was thinking about the other type
of saint (the one which does the setup after asking some simple
questions, instead of telling the user what to do).

> Also, HTML is well known, making it easier to get people to write
> saints.

Well, assuming that the saind is written by the package
author/maintainer, I think they would know enough Lisp as well.

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