Re: Structured stuff for the beginner

Subject: Re: Structured stuff for the beginner
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 09:19:04 -0700

Sounds like an early CMS with a crude user interface. The forms
wouldn't have been very "smart" as regards content.

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Simon North <simonxml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> It's probably of only peripheral interest but I can vaguely remember Jon
> Bosak relating many years ago at an SGML conference how the Novell Netware
> documentation was written using a database. Each author wrote into a form
> and the links to related information were all added afterwards by a
> separate link manager.
>
> Simon.
>
> On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 5:47 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
>> Obviously any content that could be written using a data-input form
>> could be structured in the way you're fantasizing about. You're still
>> not providing a real-world example of applying that to technical
>> documentation generally.
>>
>> You're repeating yourself without carrying your argument any further.
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 11:36 AM, <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com> wrote:
>> > Examples of subject domain structured writing are ubiquitous. If you have
>> > ever filled out a form ...
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