Sneaking up on writers (was Into the fray...)

John Mitchell johnm at
Tue Jan 12 18:04:36 GMT 1999

On Tue, 12 Jan 1999, Dave Winer wrote:

> We've been working on this! 
> Here's the solution. Come up with an editorial system where people write
> the initial versions of their texts with a plain text editor, whatever they
> like best. As it enters the publishing database, create an XML wrapper for
> it, automatically assigning default values for all the tags, since none
> were specified by the author.

Digital Creations has come up with a variation of this.  It's a text
format which is both human-readable and easily converted to
HTML/XML/whatever.  Things like *italic* and **bold** are supported,
indenting, numbered/bulleted items, example code, etc.


- j

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