Is DITA right for you?

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I’ve just posted a new white paper to our store. Assessing DITA as a foundation for XML implementation Like our other papers, it’s free. We do ask you to register to get the material. I look forward to your comments.

I’m not alone in my obsession…

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This blog features occasional digressions in ancient manuscripts, printing, and the like. So I’m delighted to find a similar tangent on words / myth / ampers & virgule: “The Museum Plantin-Moretus (Moretus was Plantin’s son-in-law) houses the oldest extant printing press (amid several other presses … Read More

Get heard by Adobe

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[updated to strip nasty Word HTML “tags”] I received a request from Adobe today to distribute a questionnaire: The Product Management team at Adobe is working towards defining the future roadmap of its leading Technical Communication products. For this purpose we are trying to collect … Read More

Closed captioning in online video

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The Wall Street Journal, of all places, has a detailed article about online video and the lack of closed captioning. Though television networks and movie studios are rapidly expanding into Internet distribution, few online videos offer the closed captioning that companies are required by law … Read More

Project Mars — not chocolate?

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The announcements just keep coming from Adobe today: Mars is the code name for technology being developed by Adobe that provides an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based representation of Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. (Mars page at Adobe Labs) In the long term, I think this … Read More

Making Friends with XSL

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I have a pattern of learning things The Hard Way. That is, get a book, dive in, and just do it. Eventually, some order emerges from the chaos, and one day, it all starts to make sense. This approach has failed once or twice — … Read More