migrating from Framemaker to XML/XSLT

Subject: migrating from Framemaker to XML/XSLT
From: Zack Brown <zbrown -at- tumblerings -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 08:19:41 -0800

Hi folks,

My company is in the process of migrating portions of our documentation
system from Framemaker to XML/XSLT. There are a number of rationales for
this, one being that these particular documents are API references and other
specifications that should be maintained within the source tree, for maximum
visibility to their target audience, the developers. Another is that it is
possible to perform transformations on XML using a combination of scripts
and XSLT, that could be very useful, but that would be difficult under more
all-in-one solutions.

I'm not trying to start a religious war about what is better. Framemaker
is an excellent tool and we will still use it for a large portion of our
documentation. My question is, has anyone else attempted a migration to
XML/XSLT, and what advice can they offer?


Zack Brown

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