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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: finding answers quickly

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: finding answers quickly
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 02:57:08 +0100
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On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 09:45:14AM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> Markup languages like docbook (and many other sgml derived languages)
> are different -- they almost seem text hostile.  They give you powerful
> tools for adding meaning to text, but often seem to obscure the actual
> text in the process!  For automatically produced documents, or documents
> with an extremely regular format, that might be fine, but it seems to
> artificially emphasize minutia at the expense of the larger whole.

This is 'normal' for publishing-grade stuff, which is one of the
targets of docbook. Compare it to latex. It's intended for writing
technical manuals, after all.

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