[Doc-SIG] XML Conversion Update
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Fred L. Drake, Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri, 27 Aug 1999 14:17:50 -0400 (EDT)
Paul Prescod writes:
> I think that we should use a variant of Docbook and use some SGML
> minimizations supported by sgmllib (or that COULD be supported by
> sgmllib). WE can trivially use sgmllib+sax to normalize minimized SGML
So you favor SGML over XML? That had been my original thought, but
I shifted as more & better XML tools became available. I am not tied
to XML, however.
> 3. Create something entirely new and specific to Python.
Which Paul questioned:
> How is this different from porting over what we have? Hasn't it evolved
> to be pretty Python specific?
What we have is fairly Python-specific, but there's still a lot of
legacy which I'd love to get rid of. I'm not at all convinced that
it's terribly *good*. This conversion effort would be an excellent
time to use a better-designed structure.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <email@example.com>
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