Structured Authoring - Nested topic types

Subject: Structured Authoring - Nested topic types
From: Phil Vuncanon <pvuncanon -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:36:11 -0700


I'm getting started with a structured authoring approach and had a question
about the concept topic type and whether or not you can nest a concept
topic within (or following) another concept topic.

That is could you have a one concept topic at a Heading_1 level and the
nest (or follow) it with another concept topic at a Heading_2 level?

So, could an acceptable series of concept topics that follow the structured
authoring model look something like the following?

<Heading_1>About System Users </Heading_1>

<Body>There are many types of users in this software which all have
different levels of access to system data. The types of user can include
administrators, teaches, students, and parents. </Body>

<Heading_2>About the Administrative User</Heading_2>

<Body>The administrative user has the highest level of access and has
access to all system data...and so on.</Body>

<Heading_2>About the Teacher User</Heading_2>
<Body>The teacher user has access to grades and class performance
data...and so on.</Body>


I hope that's a clear enough example to illustrate my question.

Any help is much appreciated.

Best regards,

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