XML 2006: Scribus non grata

Sarah O'Keefe / Conferences1 Comment

When presenters at this conference mentioned content creators, their attitudes ranged from dismissive to contemptuous. “Stupid authors” seems to be the universal undercurrent. Authors complain about XML-based publishing systems, authors whine whenever something minor changes, authors don’t understand the glories of XML, and so on.

Perhaps the presenters have forgotten that without authors, there are no documents?

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Sarah O'Keefe


Content strategy consultant and founder of Scriptorium Publishing. Bilingual English-German, voracious reader, water sports, knitting, and college basketball (go Blue Devils!). Aversions to raw tomatoes, eggplant, and checked baggage.

One Comment on “XML 2006: Scribus non grata”

  1. You are absolutely right. I think you may want to look at xopus.com. Some of the companies present at XML 2006 already use it. Sadly the proposed presentation about Xopus was rejected for the conference.

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