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Out of the box, Quark does support XML...in a way. However, unlike InDesign, Quark requires a DTD for all XML workflows. This can be an inconvenience for those among us that want to work fast without taking the time to create a DTD for your project.

Don't get me wrong, a DTD is a valuable tool in an XML workflow. If you are creating a formal structure a properly designed DTD can be like hiring a very detail oriented proofreader. The DTD can prevent invalid XML from making into a layout.

On the other hand, I like the option of jumpstarting a layout with nothing but a well-formed XML file and a prayer.

DTDs are nice but NOT necessary.

Quark's support for XML is mostly for exporting it to use on the Web or in other XML workflows.

Quark 7 was recently (kind of) released. The company is still working on a universal binary version that will work on the new Intel-based Macs, but it is not ready yet. Also, we were told that the XML support in version 7 was not fully implemented in the currently shipping version. Complete XML support will be released as a free update in a few months, according to a Quark spokesman.

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