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Published on August 20th, 2006 | by Rahel Bailie

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Kay Ethier simplifies XML for content authors

Kay Ethier of North Carolina’s Bright Path Solutions talked about XML and the implications for technical writers and other content authors.
XML is a mark-up language, Ethier reminds us, and mark-up is mark-up is mark-up. The advantage to XML mark-up over HTML is that the semantic tagging gives the technology some extra processing capabilities. And once writers get over the initial hump of understanding the paradigm shift, most embrace the system as a great improvement over traditional formatting-intensive content development.
Hear Kay Ethier discuss how XML benefits content authors. – 3.49 MB


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About the Author

Rahel Anne Bailie is a synthesizer of content strategy, requirements analysis, information architecture, and content management to increase the ROI of content. She has consulted for clients in a range of industries, and on several continents, whose aim is to better leverage their content as business assets. Founder of Intentional Design, she is now the Chief Knowledge Officer of London-based Scroll. She is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, she has worked in the content business for over two decades. She is co-author of Content Strategy: Connecting the dots between business, brand, and benefits, and co-editor of The Language of Content Strategy, and is working on her third content strategy book,



One Response to Kay Ethier simplifies XML for content authors

  1. The next logical articles or interviews might address:

    1. Analysing content needs that determine XML structures

    2. XML authoring tools used to create documents

    I look forward to those.

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