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Re: [docbook] Re: DocBook Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 20 May 2003

On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:00:27AM +0200, Tobias Reif wrote:
> Yann Dirson wrote:
> [...]
> > Replacing an sgml-sounding feature with an xml-sounding one does not
> > really seem appealing to me (esp. given my bias towards sgml ;).
> Norm wrote: "Yes, we should have added xmltag or renamed sgmltag years ago."
> The new element could be added and in that case wouldn't replace sgmltag.
> You would use the "sgml-sounding" element for SGML (and possibly some 
> XML) stuff, and use the "xml-sounding" element for XML (and possibly 
> some SGML) stuff.

Sure, but you only quoted the 1st part of my mail, the purpose of
which was just to encourage the election of a generic term, as opposed
to yet another specific one :)

What about TROFF, LaTeX, and LOUT markup, to name a few ?  A clearly
generic element name in 5.0, maybe with a language/markup/whatever
attribute to tell the type of markup, would even allow to phase out
"sgmltag" in 6.0.

Yann Dirson <>       
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