XML: One Input — Many Outputs: a response to Hillesund

Norman Walsh

Abstract


Hillesund (2002) argues that XML does not and cannot fulfil the often touted benefit that it allows authors and publishers to create documents that can be effectively presented in a variety of formats; that the "doctrine of 'one input — many outputs' ... is basically wrong." This Letter defends the position that XML is an effective technology, in fact the most effective technology in widespread use, for producing multiple output formats from a single input document.

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