XML content solutions builder Bluestream announced the release of XDocs 1.1, a DITA
-enabled single-source content management
system with foundations in XML.
By gad, do we hear the SaaS
proponents cheering? Rightfully so.Single-source content management enables users to disseminate content from a single source across multiple platforms - and, increasingly, in multiple languages too.
So XDocs is ideal for content reuse and repurposing. Better still, it was built with a nod to simplicity, taking into account the non-technical user without forgetting non-techies need to be compliant to a given set of standards, too.
That's where DITA comes in -- really a thoughtful inclusion, because businesses broadening their horizons should ensure they're compliant from the get-go. Spilled milk is a lot easier to clean up than a detonated milk atom bomb, which is kind of what happens when businesses start disseminating a lot of material, in multiple languages, faster than they could before.
The solution also houses both XML and non-XML content.
A few other features include:
* Versioning - New versions of documents are automatically created on check-in and old versions are maintained. Switching between versions is easy and intuitive.
* Publish Variables. Variables can be embedded in content that's set to certain values at publish time.
* XML Editor Interoperability. XDocs works with any XML editors on the market, and support for XMetaL was beefed-up, too. Extended support for FrameMaker 8.0 is also on the way.
* PDF Publishing.
* Knowledge Base, for ease of displaying content online (online help, essentially, but better).
In its previous life, XDocs 1.0 brought DITA to the Workday
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