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XML namespaces allow the same document to contain XML elements and attributes taken from different vocabularies, without naming collisions. For major components, such as lessons for training manuals or chapters for bookswork your way down the document hierarchy into smaller and smaller chunks, until you reach the bottom level of the hierarchy. Apart from the EDD and the structured template, you also need: To specify a schema sofwtare for use in exporting to XML, modify the structapps.
The element catalog is analogous to the unstructured FrameMaker paragraph and character catalogs. The following table shows a high-level analysis for a book:.
A chunk may be a paragraph, a section, a table, or an inline element. Retrieving text from a broken xref. You can import an XML document that references a schema file, and you can specify a schema file in your structure application to use for validating a document upon export to XML. All Indicates that child elements can appear in any sequence but must appear at least once.
ExtendScript of the Week: The element catalog displays the element definitions defined in the EDD. Dan Vint has been involved in documentation systems development and support since the early days of the desktop publishing revolution in the early s, and has implemented SGML tools in defense, aerospace, software development and legal publishing environments.
WritersUA – FrameMaker: Structured or Unstructured?
In a structured FrameMaker document, the structure is comprised of elements and attributes, instead of paragraph and character formats. Formatting template You can assign formatting based on the various tags paragraph tags, character tags, and so on sofware a template. Additionally, you need to link the element definitions with formatting information.
The modules are stored as objects in an SGML database, where retrieval is facilitated by the metadata. Also fading quickly is the author’s ability to predict the intended user’s language, culture, and choice of media.
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A very loose structure is quite complex, and can be difficult to maintain because so many variations are permitted. Once the analysis is complete, you can decide whether to use an existing structure or to build your own.
How about structured FrameMaker? Standard structures are also defined for military documents mil-specs or mil-standardsaircraft maintenance manuals, and softwarf. These attributes and their values are used by both content management systems and XML publishing applications for selecting appropriate chunks from a repository of XML content. Publishing Roles Publication Types Regulated documents Technical documents Database generated documents Interactive documents 2 What is a desktop publishing system?
SGML at Work – Book Descriptio
You use the element catalog dialog to insert valid elements in your document and build a structure that complies with the rules in the EDD. Organizations that use structured FrameMaker have even greater capabilities for generating other output formats from the XML created by structured FrameMaker.
Although much of structured FrameMaker interface will be familiar to users of unstructured FrameMaker, the application presents a somewhat different authoring paradigm. This section provides some requirements that you might consider when choosing FrameMaker or structured FrameMaker. A simple element in XML contains just text.
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configurayion The underlying philosophy of the system involves writers writing in a task-oriented modular style and authoring the modules with a view to re-use. The idea of “resources” will be introduced and several standard resources will be identified that should be available on both the client browser and server web server through these examples.
If your legacy documents include a significant amount of manual or ad-hoc formatting, the conversion will be substantially more tedious. There is obviously significant interest in the user assistance community about managemrnt XML documents with structured FrameMaker.
Make a list of the major components for each document type. XML schemas define the following: Attributes can also be either mandatory or optional.
You can also remove domains or individual elements.
Comprehensive reference for all application properties that can be defined in a structure application definition file. Elements may have one or more attributes, which allow authors to associate additional information with elements.