Re: Of myth and reality

Subject: Re: Of myth and reality
From: Sean Hower <hokumhome -at- freehomepage -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 07:47:28 -0700 (PDT)

DM wrote:

In my model, the true "content," that is, the facts, ideas, and
sentences, should have 100% overlap. The medium-specific differences
should be handled entirely (okay, almost entirely--nothing is perfect)
by the system. Is the material organized differently? Fine. Do
cross-refs look different? Fine. Does the same procedure change from
third person in a design spec to second person in a Help file? Fine. I
know I'm shooting high here, but I can dream, can't I?


Maybe it's just my inexperience with this topic, but can't you do all of that with appropriate tags and some VB? Or better.....XML, XSLT, X**, etc.

Sean Hower - tech writer

"Whatever you do, do NOT let your editorial decisions be made by the squiggly spell-checking lines in Word!" ~Keith Cronin, Techwr-l irritant ;-)

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