If you’re working in publishing, there’s two things that are almost certain. One, you’re working with some form of structured document containing XML (with or without your knowledge). Two, your publication will change constantly throughout its lifecycle. Chances are your published document will have a past and a future, filled with additions, deletions, added value and outdated jargon. Finding what has changed is a start, but means little when those changes contain irrelevant data, are hard to read and even harder to process because of tools not understanding XML.
More control over how change is represented speeds up and enhances your publishing process, especially when you can adapt the output of changes for different reviewers, editors or even customers.
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Robin is the founder of DeltaXML. With a background in Engineering Science (Oxford) and a masters in Computer Science, his software career includes computer aided design and much of the DeltaXML technology originates from this area – the management of change in electronic circuits is a complex problem where accuracy is critical. He has grown DeltaXML from very small beginnings to a leading position with major corporate and public sector customers. Keeping information up to date is a constant challenge, and those that manage change well gain a significant competitive advantage.
Change is one of the dynamics of the publishing world. As structured documents transformed the world of publishing, and with the majority of those documents written in XML change tracking tools have failed to keep up.
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Discover how change, when harnessed and managed, can add real value to a publishing business. The widespread use of XML structured documentation systems, and the deployment of XML-aware change management tools, has made it possible to bring all of the advantages of structured information to the publishing of change.