How to overcome everyday DITA issues

In a series of blog posts DITA-expert Wim Hooghwinkel describes some everyday DITA usability issues and lets us explain how we think to have solved these issues. Wim: Let’s face it: XML editing has it’s challenges. Especially for an average author who is not into tagging. It’s been worse though. The days that we needed to …

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“As a user my spelling is automatically checked.” (8/27)

“As a user my spelling is automatically checked” is the 8th of 27 requirements that we studied as part of our benchmark on XML editors. This is an important requirement for any tool producing content that is to be distributed to others. Not surprisingly, an automatic spell checker was ranked as the second most important …

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RILM to publish MGG Online using TEI-edition of Fonto

In 2014 Bärenreiter and J. B. Metzler, the publishers of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), entered a long-term partnership with RILM. Musicology’s foremost reference work MGG Online will include the content of the 1994–2008 print edition of MGG as well as future updates, revisions, and additions which will be made using the TEI-edition …

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“As a user I can easily see the structure of a document” (7/27)

“As a user I can easily see the structure of a document” is the 7th of 27 requirements that we studied as part of our benchmark on XML editors. This is an important requirement because having the document structure in mind is a prerequisite for composing a coherent document. The structure of a document is …

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“As a user I can easily manage metadata” (6/27)

As a user I can easily manage metadata is the 6th of 27 requirements that we studied as part of our benchmark on XML editors.This is an important requirement for many reasons. One of which; when content needs to be personalized, metadata need to be in order. Managing metadata The average rating on ‘managing metadata’ …

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Keeping DITA files valid (5/27)

“As a user I can never cause file corruption” is the fifth of 27 requirements that we studied as part of our benchmark on XML editors. Valid XML This is an important user need in order to have a stable, effective working environment that authors can trust. After hours of labor, a corrupted and thus …

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“As a user I can change the type of a topic” (4/27)

“As a user I can change the type of a topic” was the fourth of 27 requirements that we studied as part of our benchmark on XML editors. Change the type of a topic This is an important requirement because the natural writing process is not a linear process. Rather, authors write, structure and review iteratively …

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Interview with our CEO Jan Benedictus by DITA Writer

“DITAWriter” is Keith Schengili-Roberts, a Senior Content Strategist with Yellow Pencil, advising and helping clients with Information Architecture for their web sites and DITA implementations. Keith was formerly the Manager of a Documentation team within the engineering group for a large firm in the semiconductor industry who took his team into the bright new world …

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CIDM study: user generated technical content

At FontoXML we have got more than a decade of experience in digital publishing and online media. Between our people, probably more than a century. In the past decade we’ve seen the publishing landscape shift from print to online. And with this shift we’ve seen user-generated content taking over. User-generated content “User-generated content is used …

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