RE: xml tool questions

Subject: RE: xml tool questions
From: "devdra darke" <devdra -at- sympatico -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 23:10:14 +0000

Hi Joe,

To summarize, you want
* reuse
* easy customization
* easy translation
* multiple output formats for the same information

I forgot to mention the kitchen sink ;-D Yeah, that about wraps it up.

It is true that xml is not the only way to accomplish the above, but it is the one that my company will fund - so we'll end up there. I'm just trying to minimize the bumps along the way.

I'm glad to hear some confirmation that xml is the choice of at least one localization expert. (I'm also glad to see that other people use the term 'internationalization', as that is the current favorite around here).

You mention that "multiple output formats don't "magically" come when you use XML". Does this mean it is unlikely that I will find a tool that allows me to 'transform' my xml into a variety of output formats.

I was truly hoping for something like RoboXML or WebWorksXML with some sort of database query level above it (I know I'm dreaming) where I can populate my custom, on-the-fly guide from my XML database of content, then transform it into Help or PDF with the click of a button.

Ah, to dream!


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