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Re: [Groff] Future direction of groff

From: Tadziu Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Groff] Future direction of groff
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:53:55 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

> [...] I think the entire presentation-centric model within
> which groff lives just about run its course.  The future
> belongs to structural markup and stylesheets, because of the
> requirement for rendering in multiple output media including
> the Web.

Point 1: I think we're talking about the typesetting engine
itself.  If someone wants to build a structural markup input
on top of that, they're welcome.

Point 2: It has to be programmable, otherwise it will never
fill the niche of groff or TeX.  If it's programmable, then
the choice of presentational or structural markup is up to
the user (resp. the macro programmer).

Point 3: Personally, I use groff exclusively for printing
out stuff (or creating PDFs as a sort of virtual paper) --
something to be read, as is, *by humans* -- nothing else.
(For the web (if I must), I write HTML.)  In principle, I
could also print from the Browser, but the results are ghastly.
I would not be willing to compromise typesetting quality in
exchange for additional media I have no plans of using.

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