On Feb 10, 2004, at 12:14 PM, Paul Wood (RNESU) wrote:
> HTML would be a good format, but would you keep the original in HTML?
Well, there's HTML and there is html.
HTML 1.0 level html is very human friendly :
<titlle>this is a title</title>
all of the tags are visible.
A lot of modern HTML, especially that generated by Word, Frontpage,
DreamWeaver, blogging engines, etc. often generate html code that
requires a gigahertz brain to comprehend.
The "blog" engine approach, however, is interesting. The goal of
the blogger is to do as little coding as possible, storing data as
ascii or ISO characters with not much markup -- maybe a blank
line between paragraphs. This is stored as "data", rather than a
document, and the displayed page is generated on the fly using
a style sheet.
The nice thing about paper is that it can be read by humans
and retyped in when needed :)