STC 2008: Wrap-up

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The STC conference in Philadelphia just flew by. I think I managed to attend only two sessions other than the ones where I was participating. Many thanks to those of you who stopped by the booth to meet us. We especially appreciate visitors who tell … Read More

A Quarky new approach?

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Recently, Quark has announced their new dynamic publishing concept and/or solution. Where to start? Although traditional publishing allows each author to hand-craft the appearance of each page, the limitation is that it ties information to the way it is presented. This means that if you … Read More

DocTrain: XML in the Wilderness

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Joe GollnerVice PresidentStilo International Likes to present “gory details on big projects gone wrong.” I like him already. The wilderness archetype is present in many different cultures. Going into the wilderness forces a person to change. Next slide…the Patron Saint of Content Management! St. Jerome … Read More

WritersUA: Day 3, Morning

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Dave Gash ( leads off the festivities with a discussion of the UA Holy Grail. And no, it’s not DITA. He is discussing True Separation of Content, Structure, Format, and Behavior. Interesting, because we normally hear about separation of content and presentation — he’s making … Read More

XFL: He Hate Me Not

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(For those of you with a life, the title is a reference to this.) According to Colin Moock, the next version of Flash will have an XML-based format. He writes: Flash CS4 will be able to export *and* import a new source format called XFL. … Read More


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It’s been a busy couple of months and my blogging has suffered accordingly. However, I do have a new article available in STC’s magazine, Intercom. I will be writing a regular column entitled “The XML Strategist.” The first installment is “When is XML the Wrong … Read More