Re: Word to XML

Subject: Re: Word to XML
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: Mike W <michaelthomasweiss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 09:57:43 -0500

bounce-techwr-l-106467 -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on 11/11/2005 04:12:41 PM:
> In order to keep things simple,
> we'd like to stick with the DocBook DTD.

Simple? There's often nothing simple once you've locked your choice onto a
standard to which you data may or may not fit.

Even if DocBook, DITA, or some other already developed XML DTD/schema is a
good fit for what you want to do and the data you which to manipulate,
don't underestimate (or worse still simply ignore) the significant work
that may be required to customise either the XML setup or your data to
make it all work.

Don't discount FrameMaker or embrace other tools simply because they are
or aren't open source. Research you requirements and choose the tools
based on your needs and the tool's capabilities.

Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer


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