GEDIT, a Generic-Markup DOCUMENT Editor
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
The world of document processing may be said to be divided into two general camps: 1. Those that believe the creator of a document should be able to see exactly how the document will look when it is finally printed, sometimes known as the "What You See Is What You Get" (or WYSIWYG) concept. 2. Those that believe a document should contain only descriptive generic tags which identify the structural parts of a document, without regard to how it will look in the final processing, known as the "Generalized Markup Language" (or GML) concept. Until now, these two ideas were incompatible, and partisans of each "debated" the merits of the two approaches far into the night. GEDIT bridges the gap between the two schools of thought, allowing the document preparation process to use the best of both.