Richard Hamilton presents "An Introduction to XML for Technical Communicators"
Registration closes at 9 pm on Sunday, October 16.
An Introduction to XML for Technical Communicators
XML is an international standard used for data storage and interchange. It has been used in applications ranging from emergency management to business processes to genealogy to graphics to technical communication.
More and more companies are using XML languages such as DITA, DocBook, and S1000D to create documentation. If you haven’t had to use one of these XML standards, yet, there’s a good chance you will in the future.
In this session, you will learn:
- The basic structure of XML
- How XML is used to create specialized languages
- How XML can be used to create structured content
- What XML languages are used by technical communicators
- Advantages and disadvantages of XML
- Alternatives to XML
This will be an interactive session, so please come with lots of questions, and I’ll do my best to answer.
About the Speaker
Richard Hamilton is Founder and Publisher of XML Press (http://xmlpress.net), which produces high quality, practical publications for technical communicators, managers, marketers, and the engineers who support their work. Before that he worked for Hewlett-Packard managing technical documentation for HP's Unix, Linux, and system management software. Richard is the author of Managing Writers: A Real-World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation. He is a member of both the DocBook and DITA technical committees at OASIS open.
XML for Technical Communicators
Twitter @richardhamilton and @xmlpress
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