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Re: [vox-tech] sgml, xml question

On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 02:17:07PM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> So I'm still fuzzy.
> Is DocBook a specification (i.e. you have N tags to use in your document,
> they must be specified in this structure/order)
> Or is it an application (like MSWord) for writing documents and storing them
> in XML?
>  I suspect the former.  In which case is there a better tool (wysiwyg) than
> vi/emacs/notepad for writing documentation?

You are correct.

It is not an application as in "executable".  DocBook is SGML applied
to a particular purpose - it is an SGML application.  This terminology
is quite standard in referring to SGML or XML DTDs.


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