Re: RFI: debiandoc-sgml V2
On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 09:55:26PM -0500, Ardo van Rangelrooij wrote:
> Osamu Aoki (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 01:16:10AM +0200, Denis Barbier wrote:
> > > On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 11:58:51PM -0700, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > > > 3. SGML normalization.
> > > > Normalizing SGML code. For example, <p> ... -> <p> ... </p>.
> > > Agree, IMO Debiandoc DTD is too laxist; in order to ease writing parsing
> > > tools, it would really help if optional elements were avoided.
> > I do not understand this ?? Are we thinking same or opposite thing?
> > As a content author, I prefer to be sloppy and computer normalizes tags
> > for me. I prefer to have single well written tool to normalizes them.
> And you're talking about the SGML source itself. Like I said Xemacs+psgml
> can do this for you.
Ardo, pleeeeese. (x)emacs are only good for some people but I am emacs
illiterate :( Simple prepackaged script which can be used person like
me to conver it into normalized SGML will be nice.
If you read what Denis did with his po-debiandoc translation thing, he
does partial normalization with custom script.
> > Then other tools can take advantage for parsing.
> Well, nsgmls (the tools used to validate and parse the SGML source) doesn't
> really care whether the source is normalized. It'll simply add what's
> missing by looking at the DTD.
I still do not understand these. (I am not coader but an user, you know)
That is why some wrapper command wuill be nice.
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