Re: Dynamic publishing and single sourcing

Subject: Re: Dynamic publishing and single sourcing
From: "Paul Nagai" <naglists -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 08:55:38 -0700

You may be interested to know that Ray Schiavone, Quark's current CEO,
previously ran Arbortext prior to its acquisition by PTC. Arbortext's XML
editing and publishing solutions play in the Enterprise space and "do"
single sourcing, dynamic publishing, etc. I'm just a PTC/Arbortext customer
(and have no inside information) but it was no surprise to me that Ray/Quark
delivered what they delivered. Anyhow, I never read more than the press
releases, so I don't have anything specific to contribute let alone hands on
experience, but I think Ray's history and an understanding of Arbortext's
products may provide useful background information to the questions you're

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Tim Mantyla <TimMantyla -at- nustep -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Has anyone heard of, researched in depth or started using dynamic
> publishing?
> It's also labeled a subset of "dynamic page publishing" in Wikipedia:
> It seems to share many, if not all, features with single sourcing.
> Wikipedia:
> An article that I can't access because of my company's firewall:
> Quark DPS shows its process visually on its website. It involves single
> sourcing and looks very similar to AuthorIt and other HATs at first blush.
> Is Quark's product info just hype, a natural evolutionary extension of HAT
> and DITA structure and principles, HAT-like software, a new and better
> development? Could this work as an overall solution to virtually all of an
> organization's publishing and documentation needs?
> Quark's website explanation:
> Another site that offers dynamic publishing and reuse/repurposing of
> content:
> Thanks,
> Tim Mantyla
> Communication - Creativity - Innovation
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Paul Nagai

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