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Published on August 20th, 2006 | by Rahel Bailie


Norman Walsh talks DocBook

Why was Norman Walsh, DobBook guru and chair of the OASIS DocBook Technical Committee, a speaker at the 2006 DITA conference? It was an interesting meeting of the minds, actually. Walsh did some DocBook feature comparison to DITA, noting that different types of content have different structural needs. Rather than adopt an “DocBook versus DITA” stance, Walsh encouraged the two groups to take a collaborative stance. Sometimes the technicalities went over my head, but later, Walsh spent a couple of minutes clarifying DocBook for me. – 1.8 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,

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