One of those monumental days ........

Ian Zimmerman nobrowser-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Wed Nov 9 01:27:54 UTC 2005

Sy> Trying to understand the man pages..

William> True.  If manpages were coded in HTML format instead of nroff,
William> that alone would be a giant leap.

HTML??  Come on.  It's already obsolete and it's shortcomings are
universally known.

It's gotta be XML.  Docbook already includes a subset for manpages,
or we can invent another if we don't like that.  Solaris has shipped
its manpages in SGML for a long time.

Then again, this comes from the guy who lifted his a**e and left
when JW started dissing Emacs in his talk, so take with the appropriate
amount of NaCl.

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