[Doc-SIG] On David Ascher's Rant

David Ascher da@ski.org
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 14:45:00 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

On Sat, 27 Nov 1999, Manuel Gutierrez Algaba wrote:

> My proposal is so flexible that it could live with any other marking.

Manuel, I am somewhat at a loss as to what your proposal is.  Can you
describe it more precisely, without beliefs such as "it's more powerful"
or "This is much better" but rather with a precise definition of exactly
what it is you're proposing?  Just looking at the website doesn't really
help me at least.  

Are you proposing:

  1) a markup syntax (e.g. \newcommand vs <NEWCOMMAND> vs ...)?
  2) a set of tags (e.g. function, extensionmodule, usenetpost, ...)?
  3) something else?

I gather that all documents can be indexed with your system, and that you
do not intend to propose a specific set of indexing 'keywords'.  That
seems to fly in the face of decades if not hundreds of years of prior art
which shown the success of domain-specific keyword lists. Can you try
again, please, without hyperbolae?