Re: What is GNOME office?

On 18 Nov 2000, Havoc Pennington wrote:

> Miguel de Icaza <miguel helixcode com> writes: 
> > Editing a DocBook document would still preserve all of the semantic
> > data, 
> Word processors do not generally have any way to manipulate semantic
> tags. So you can't write DocBook in them unless you add a sane way to
> do that - which is much more work than just writing a DocBook
> importer/exporter.

Yes they do.  They are called styles in MS Word.  Anyone who uses a WP for
significant sized documents will set up styles rather than bold, italic,
etc.  You could preserve a lot of the structure in a docbook document by
mapping the elements to styles of the same name.

It may not be quite as flexible as a full blown SGML editor, but it is
false to say that word processors don't support semantic markup.


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