RE: single sourcing in Intercom

Subject: RE: single sourcing in Intercom
From: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 10:27:38 -0700 (PDT)

> Care to elaborate? How do you use XML for TOCs,
> Index, and Glossaries?

Depends on how you want to. ;)

> How is this "XML" approach different from using
> tools/features in Word or FrameMaker?

XML allows for application and platform independence
when authoring. Though a nifty idea, the resources
available to the common writer are very "techie", thus
I don't expect initial acceptance to be strong among
the tech writing community. Yes, Word and FM do have
XML capabilities, but they come with a demand for
strong knowledge in XML (even though you're authoring
in a GUI) as well as in structuring a solid DTD and
using XSLTs effectively.

Goober Writer
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