Re: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Giving up on XML
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 09:36:45 -0700

> Technical writing using structure to produce coherent documents. If
> you don't structure your documents, you are unorganized, and your
> documents will reflect that. Your customers will probably not be able
> to use your documents.

I think this results in a lot of make-work. I prefer to formulate the
tech writer's mission as revealing the structure of information, not
structuring documents. When you structure documents, you're presumably
offering the reader a logical or predictable presentation of the
information. That information has its own structure, and you can easily
bollix the task by forcing it into another one.

Ned Bedinger
doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com


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