xml:id RE: [sc34wg3] Compact syntax requirement question

Robert Barta sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Wed, 20 Jul 2005 15:19:18 +1000

On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 03:06:57PM +0200, Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> | I will grant that syntaxes like LTM allow one to see more of a TM on
> | the screen at once, but in the absence of a syntax-directed editor
> | for them, that's not enough of an advantage to make me give up on
> | XTM for my editing work.
> I personally write LTM at least 4-5 times faster than I can write XTM,
> even in Emacs, and I write XML in Emacs *much* faster than any
> syntax-directed editor could let me.

We here have exactly the same experiences (with AsTMa=). And all of
the TM authors here are also doing massive XML/XSLT work, so we
believe we mostly know what we are doing. We host 150+ maps on our

I only want to add that TM authoring can be outsourced to first-year
students without even mentioning the dirty 3-letter word :-) And they
can even edit this with Notepad on Windows.