Tony Self gave an entertaining overview of structured authoring. He addressed tools, implementation, and other goodies.
Tony introduced a new acronym for XML development — WYSIOO. XML authoring
tools, to the extent that they provide formatting, provide WYSIOO —
What You See Is One Option.
“As a result,” Tony said, “WYSIOO is not WYG.”
It was nice to see another presenter discuss structured authoring and
mostly agree with what you’re hearing from us. In particular:
* Implementation is a lot of work.
* Change resistance is a big problem.
* Either DITA or DocBook could be appropriate for your content, but
either will probably need to be customized.