RE: RE: Word processors and semantic content
Years ago we created a structured editing environment for a US Navy project. The writers initially resisted it, one because he simply couldn't type and used the typing pool, another because while he could type, he was a widower much enamored of the typing pool. The change came when the entire set of digital manuals was produced automatically by network scripts while the writers went home for the weekend. Resistance varies by motivation. So does acceptance. len From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@s...] > But I don't think such motivation needs to be economic. It is > our experience that people will work in a controlled > environment if it helps them do their job. I once worked on a project where people were initially very sceptical that journalists could be motivated to produce better-structured copy. In the end, it proved easy, because the better the markup they produced, the less their copy got mangled by subeditors, and the more likely it was to be syndicated. Achieving data quality always depends on making it worth the originator's time and effort. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ _______________________________________________________________________ XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS to support XML implementation and development. To minimize spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ Or unsubscribe: xml-dev-unsubscribe@l... subscribe: xml-dev-subscribe@l... List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail.
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