[Doc-SIG] XML Conversion Update

David Ascher da@ski.org
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 10:20:22 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

  [Paul Prescod]
> >Con: this will break compatibility with some XML editors -- do we expect
> >Python hackers to use sissified GUI editors?? :)

[Sean McGrath]
> Frankly, yes. There are some cool XML editing tools beginning
> to appear. As part of the Pyxie project I have developed a
> servicable XML editor with wxPython. With a bit of work, it could
> be tailored to the documentation project to produce easy to
> use, fully Python based tools for editing/maintaining the
> Python docs.

Let me second that.  I refuse to write XML until there are real tools. And
by that I mean that I don't want to type <stuff> or <stuff/>, &stuff;
etc.. Emacs is a good code editor. It's a terrible document editor. I'll
write code that *generates* and *processes* XML, of course, but I hate
writing 'text' in emacs.  IMHO, of course.