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On 11/15/2014 9:54 AM, Brian Barker wrote:
At 08:44 15/11/2014 -0500, Virgil Arrington wrote:
What is needed is a simple system where a writer can write and edit his content once, then press something like "F1" for print (PDF) output and "F2" for screen (HTML) output and get excellent and intended results with both.

And the way to achieve that, of course, is to move away from the WYSIWYG presentation that software is so fond of and towards an editing screen that shows instead the structure of the document.

Absolutely, Brian.

Unfortunately, there remain two different approaches to that concept.

For print output, nothing can beat LaTeX with a LyX frontend for easy text input.

For screen output, there's HTML/CSS with MarkDown as the editor frontend.

Each system approaches structure differently with LaTeX having such tags as \section{} and \textit{} and HTML having <h1> and <emph> with or # or *emph* shorthand in MarkDown.

Now, if someone could devise a unified structure shorthand notation for both excellent print and screen output so that a writer could write without having to decide ahead of time where his work will end up, i.e., in print or on screen.


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