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plaintext structuring need not be limited

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on June 22, 2004 02:14 AM
The article asserts that APT is good only for small or dull documents. That may be so, but many other plaintext structured text implementations (like the wiki-influenced markup for LinuxDoc) allow writing arbitrary markup in the document. You get the best of both worlds: ability to put in arbitrary structuring, and nice abbreviations for the most used structuring constructs.

Of course, documents written in that way are not directly convertible to multiple output formats. You have to first convert into your primary output format (eg. DocBook), then into other formats.

I have also a similar structured text project, which resides at


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