Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: best tool for docbook?
Well, Holger, it may be just that some of us find emacs a clumsy, cumbersome editor. If that sounds harsh, you should hear what some of the other writers in my group have to say about emacs. I actually prefer writing and editing in markup, but emacs--even with psgmlx and the Windows settings--is a drag. I agree that emacs+psgml (or psgmlx) offers a solution, especially for those who can't or don't want to work in Windows, but I certainly wouldn't classify the combination as one of the "best tools for DocBook." Dennis Grace IBM Information Developer (512) 838-3937 T/L 678-3937 cell: (512)-296-7830 firstname.lastname@example.org If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? Holger Rauch <Holger.Rauch@heitec.de> To: email@example.com Sent by: cc: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: best tool for docbook? heitec.net 08/22/01 01:44 AM Please respond to Holger Rauch Hi! I'm wondering why noone dared to mention Emacs+PSGML mode, especially the psgmlx package maintained by Mark Johnson. It makes setting up Emacs and PSGML a breeze. You just run the "test" shell script that's included, and everything is done for you. Besides, you get a lot of different color themes for syntax highlighting to choose from. And, last but not least, it's freely available. It's available from http://dulug.duke.edu/~mark/psgmlx/ Surely, some of the readers on this list will object, that you can not expose people to markup who have been using WYSIWYG word processors before. I do admit that, but still these people are much better off if they take some time to get used to editing with markup. There is no real WYSIWYG in context with SGML/XML anyway, I think all approaches are just approximations, but no *real* WYSIWYG. Greetings, Holger ---------------------------------------------------------------- To subscribe or unsubscribe from this elist use the subscription manager: <http://lists.oasis-open.org/ob/adm.pl>
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