Tag Archives: XML

Structured Authoring Survey from Scriptorium

Sarah O’Keefe at Scriptorium is running a survey on structured authoring. You can take the survey here. Sarah defines authoring as “a publishing workflow that lets you define and automatically enforce consistent organization of information.” Typical structured authoring models include DITA, DocBook, S1000D, ATA, and SPL. Flare, Robohelp, wikis, and other help authoring tools and Continue Reading »

Structured Authoring Survey from Scriptorium

Scriptorium has created a brief survey about structured authoring. The purpose of the survey is to gather “input from everyone: those who have implemented structured authoring, are planning to implement it, or have decided against it.” The survey only took me about three minutes to complete. When the results are published, each participant receives a Continue Reading »

Where I Stand on DITA

For a blog about the latest trends in technical communication, I’ve been conspicuously silent about DITA, the XML standard for technical documentation that is rapidly becoming the norm in the industry. Tonight I realized that I need to examine more closely where I stand on DITA. Several events prompted this. At my work we have Continue Reading »

Podcast: Repurposing Content for Multichannel Publishing (Single Sourcing)

Download MP3 (right-click and select Save Target As to download) Duration: 60 min. In this podcast, Liz Fraley, founder of Single Sourcing Solutions, talks to the Intermountain STC chapter about “Repurposing Content for Multichannel Publishing.” See this flyer for a more detailed description of the presentation. Liz Fraley is the founder of Single Sourcing Solutions. Continue Reading »

Podcast: How XML Enables Information Sharing and Reuse — Interview with Joe Gollner

Download MP3 Duration: 15 min. XML, a way of tagging and structuring your content, can help solve a number of problems, including storing, mining, reusing, and sharing content. XML helps enable the interoperability of information between systems, allowing you to export and import your content from one application to another. XML is behind much of Continue Reading »