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Monday September 08, 2003
11:30 PM

XML vs TeX

[ #14593 ]

Elliotte Rusty Harold:

And certainly XML is easier to use than TeX.


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  • As if simply typing XML (say docbook) gives you what TeX gives you. To get that type of output, you'd not XML (docbook) + XSLT + XSL-FO or something like that. Since XSLT is a programming language (in XML, GACK!), I hardly think it qualifies as easier than TeX, which can be used as simply (well, complexly) a way to format a document.
  • I suppose it might well depend on what you mean by 'use'. ISTM that TeX is a much more 'humane' system for writers though.