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Subject:RE: XML as a document language From:Steve Shepard <STEVES -at- YARDI -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 22 May 2001 08:28:59 -0700
Sorry about the empty email (if it got through). Duh! Hit the Send button
instead of the To button.
My question is, with all the hype surrounding it, is XML going to be a good
tool for authoring and producing technical information? In theory it sounds
great, but are we going to end up spending way too much time managing
information, rather than writing it? Content management tools sound great,
but at the moment they cost way too much for many of our companies.
Anybody out there using XML at the moment?
> I am sure all of you have heard of the use of XML as a
> document language.
> Apparently, with the use of XML/SGML, one can create DTDs and
> XSL that can
> then be used to present information as pdf, html, and other
> formats. So
> essentially, you create once and render into multiple formats
> later. You
> needn't recreate for each format.
> This is what I have heard. Would either of you be able to
> shed light on
> this issue.
Manager, Documentation Group
Yardi Systems, Inc.
819 Reddick Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
steves -at- yardi -dot- com
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