Micah Dubinko has written more about processing structured text. I've been using it for some time now, starting with enotes, of which I now only use about 20 percent. I write a lot. I prefer not to use word processors. I like the processing ability that XML provides, so I now use structured text, but without the markup. Mark Gruber has developed a plain text equivalent to HTML. I guess I've remembered the HTML markup tags. Wonder if I could remember all those? Use makes me think that the only ones that remain in your head, and hence your fingers, are the ones you use more than a few times a week. Danny O'Briens piece was one I found intriguing. What started all this was a piece of SGML software from Rick, then this from Micah again.
I doubt very much if we are the only ones playing with plain text authoring with the intention of further processing. Sean Palmer has expressed interest and he rarely leaves well alone. I wonder who else? Let me know if you are aware of others work in this area.
Initially I fully intended to convert every note into XML. Recently I simply haven't bothered. I need the information, and plain text is a perfectly adequate format for storage.
Once I'd asked Mike Kay for permission to post it (it's a variant on his code), I was forwarded to his publisher, who kindly agreed to let me put it up. Thanks Wiley's. Appreciated.
I'm working on the web page. Here it is
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