Publisher: Institute of Scientific and Technical Co; 1st edition (May 15, 2008)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.1 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
in recent times Extensible Markup Language (XML) has had an incredible impression on software program improvement and knowledge interchange and has all started to have an analogous impression in technical communique. XML presents a platform-independent, vendor-neutral resource language for publishing documentation of every kind and in any output structure. XML strategies have already been followed via many technical booklet departments, whereas others are poised to make the stream to XML. Authoring instruments, publishing instruments and content material administration platforms are supplying help for XML languages, specifically Darwin info Typing structure (DITA), one of many XML languages designed in particular for technical documentation. more and more, technical communicators as a result have to comprehend what XML has to supply and the way it may be utilized in some of the components of technical conversation. This ebook fills an enormous hole available in the market through supplying a extensive creation to XML and its position in technical communique. It describes the fundamentals of XML syntax and terminology, using XML in technical conversation and the benefits it might probably deliver to the creation of technical documentation of every kind. It introduces the most important XML languages which are used for technical documentation, either as documentation resource codecs and for remodeling resource records to numerous output codecs. The publication should be necessary to somebody who wishes a quick advent to XML and its position in technical communique, akin to these whose association is deploying an XML-based documentation answer, or freelancers who have to preserve velocity with technical developments. It caters for technical communicators of all degrees of markup language adventure, supplying a accomplished but effortless to learn assessment of using XML in technical communique, in addition to references to extra in-depth fabric. Charles Cowan FISTC is a relevant Technical author with the Oracle company. He has labored as a technical communicator for over 1 / 4 of a century, constructing documentation for varied consumers and software program businesses in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, in addition to within the united kingdom and eire. he's an IBM qualified Developer in XML and comparable applied sciences and holds postgraduate skills in computing and software program improvement.