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What do you use XML for?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Grzetich Apr 6, 2012. 3 Replies

Currently I am in my first semester for technical writing. As such I am still pretty new at everything and really would just like to know some examples of what technical communicators use XML for. A…Continue

 

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Ed Grzetich replied to Fiver Moffet's discussion What do you use XML for?
"We author in it and then provide the transformed output, and sometimes the XML code itself, as deliverables to customers. The output is (generally) PDF or HTML. Finally, of late we've begun providing it to our software developers who parse it…"
Apr 6, 2012
Fiver Moffet replied to Fiver Moffet's discussion What do you use XML for?
"This is fantastic! I found that some jobs requested a knowledge of XML and couldn't figure out what the employers might want with it. Thanks for helping me out."
Apr 6, 2012
Richard S. replied to Fiver Moffet's discussion What do you use XML for?
"Authoring in an XML format is probably among the most common for technical writers. I've done it myself, though not all that much. There are many tools that you'll hear of that are "more friendly" front ends, or tool wrappers…"
Apr 6, 2012
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What do you use XML for?

Currently I am in my first semester for technical writing. As such I am still pretty new at everything and really would just like to know some examples of what technical communicators use XML for. A few examples of real world XML application would be brilliant when compared to the answer of it's used for documentation. Is documentation the only use of said markup language in the technical communication world?I've been studying the language and how it's used for a few weeks now. Unfortunately,…See More
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