Responsibility for format and content

Subject: Responsibility for format and content
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 15:46:24 -0400


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Swallow
> Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 3:08 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: What notebook did you buy?
>
> > ... Technical writing is a very broad "community" (I'll go with your

> > term). If you review the archives, you'll see that TECHWR-L members
> > document a broad range of hardware and software. Even so, I'll bet
> > that most of us *are* still "responsible for format and content."
Aren't you?
>
> Agreed. And some may be for many years to come. Not everyone needs to
go XML...

Even when we go to XML, we're still responsible for format and content.
They're just easier to manage.

Regarding earlier comments on XMLosity and paperlessness: XML is a
terrific tool for single-sourcing electronic _and_print_ documentation.
It probably won't reduce tree loss, but it might reduce hair loss (for
some of us, anyway).

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