Re: Single Source: Yay, Nay, or TBD?

Subject: Re: Single Source: Yay, Nay, or TBD?
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 18:06:52 -0500

Why do you think that single sourcing should mean that your online
docs must look like your hardcopy docs?

This is not at all necessary, as it happens. There are various XML
technologies, for instance, that make this fairly routine once they
are set up properly.

A Web technology that illustrates the power of this kind of change is, which uses many different .css files to
transform the same HTML file so thoroughly that the result is quite
amazing. Similar results are quite feasible with XML-based docs.

If you're working with Frame, I believe WebWorks Publisher can create
your online versions quite capably, or so I'm told.


On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 15:24:35 -0700, Anne Allaire Burke
<anne_allaire -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> For example, I don't like the idea
> of converting my hardcopy user guide into an identical online version. I
> feel that online documentation (Help, etc.) is used and learned differently
> (from the user perspective) than it's hardcopy counterparts.
> Thoughts???


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