[NTG-context] E-books and XML.

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Tue Aug 26 20:12:25 CEST 2014


On 26 Aug 2014, at 20:04, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:

>> 
>> Context users have invested time, often years, in
>> learning how to write Context code. Writing XML is
>> a whole other skillset, comparable to writing xhtml.
> 
> It's not so different if you're accustomed to structure.

To chime in: xml input facilitates the separation of content and display. There are many tools which will validate xml as you type. Your context skills will not be lost - if you have invested years in learning to code, you will still be able to do this in your environment files. John's argument does not make sense to me.  If someone new to context asked me, I think I would advise her or him to use xml input which is more versatile and easier to proofread for a beginner. And if one day in 20 years she decides she wants to use another tool for her files, it’s much easier to convert xml.

Thomas



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