Re: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Giving up on XML
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 05:57:10 -0700 (PDT)

I don't think the odds going down originates in the
document being structured as much as that it's people
finally paying attention to document structure. In my
mind, the fundamental advantage of structure in
documentation is portability, and that's going to be
the biggest new task for writers in this age. The same
text is going to show up in marketing brochures, web
pages, online help, printed help, keynote speeches,
phone support and probably direct mail, because good
text is hard to develop and there's (apparently) a
shortage of college-educated, willing help to write
it.

(FYI, the education is their requirement, not mine.)

--- Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com> wrote:

> I agree that writers can still produce badly
> organized documentation even in a structured
> authoring environment but the odds do go down.


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