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VMs: Re: Numbered transcription

Hi Greg,

But there are
alternatives to Word which will do the same thing. TeX is one, PDF is
another, XML is a third.

HTML (with forms, etc) may also be a very fine answer, if it can be generated (say) by PHP from (say) XML, or indeed from any database back-end (such as MySQL, etc).

In fact, GC's voynich.info site has MySQL installed, and is allowed to have up to four individual active databases running, so this is entirely within the realms of possibility. :-)

An intelligent use of HTML would almost certainly enable the broadest level of collaboration practical - historically speaking, that's also what Berners-Lee originally intended the web to be like (this was, ummm, way before the banner-ad guys parked their trucks on every page). :-)

There is also free software for collaborative web
pages (once discussed on-list).

FYI, Xod's on the case... right, Xod? :-)

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....