Re: Structured authoring - more than just XML/SGML?

Subject: Re: Structured authoring - more than just XML/SGML?
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 08:39:47 -0400

> The term "stuctured authoring" is being bandied-about here by certain managers. Am I correct in assuming that this refers to authors using tools to produce XML or SGML output (e.g. FrameMaker, which we use, but not its SGML capability)? Or is there more to it - for example, is it also another "method" of writing, like Information Mapping?

Yes. ;-)

Structured authoring nowadays refers to authoring in some kind of
XML/SGML context, where use of styles and content flow are governed by
a schema (or equivalent). This structure imposes a certain writing
style that must be adhered to in order for the documentation to be
consistent across authors and books.

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