# [tmql-wg] Proposed new requirement: Ability to produce textual output

Robert Barta rho@bigpond.net.au
Tue, 24 Jun 2003 22:52:00 +1000

On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 11:29:19AM +0200, Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> | That's true, it would quite often be useful. I considered using this
> | for LaTeX output (for the TM->slides stuff), but then decided against
> | it: TM engineering seems to be all about a decent knowledge/information
> | management. Working around XML then seems to be a bit inconsistent.
>
> What do you mean? XML isn't the be-all and end-all of information
> management (that's why we have TMs :),

Very true, but...

> so personally I don't see a problem with this. If XSLT can transform
> to text rather than just XML, why would it be wrong for topic maps
> to do the same?

....you say it yourself: "It would do the same".

I can already hear the architects moaning that we produced a standard
with too much overlap.

\rho