Tag: xml

  • Syntax highlighting with DITA

    Syntax highlighting is something that I like in user documentation because I feel that it helps make source listings easier for people to understand.

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  • Choosing a documentation solution

    For a while I have been using Microsoft Word to author user guides and to be fair this has been a good solution up until now. Since beginning work on Rotorz Tile System there have been a number of product updates which have required multiple updates of the user documentation. Despite using style presets the process of maintaining consistent formatting and updating illustrations is extremely time consuming. I also feel that there is a need for a web based version of the documentation to make it easier for people to find their way around.

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  • XPointer Framework for XSLT 2.0

    In a recent project I found myself needing more flexibility when cross-referencing XML content during XSLT transformations. The XSLT 2.0 specification (as implemented by Michael Kay) only includes shorthand XPointers. So this seemed a good opportunity to write a more complete implementation of the XPointer Framework for Michael Kay’s fantastic Saxon processor.

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