New XML mailing lists on conferences, technical documentation
14:01, 10 Jul 2000 UTC | Edd Dumbill

Two new XML mailing lists have been announced:

The markupconf list is intended to help would-be delegates figure out which XML conference is best for them to attend (no small feat given the recent proliferation of such events). To subscribe, send mail to

The XML-DOC list, announced by Michael Smith, is intended for discussion of XML applied to technical documentation.

In particular, Smith outlines the following topics for discussion:

  • XML-based content management systems
  • "Single-sourcing" with XML (write once, reuse/republish anywhere)
  • DocBook
  • Refining XML tools for manipulating and delivering documentation
  • Transitioning to XML authoring from a FrameMaker environment
  • Publishing (transforming and delivering XML content)
  • Converting legacy documents to XML
  • Document analysis and data modeling

This new list seems to have a broader remit than the previously announced xml4techdocs, which fell quiet in January of this year.

Smith concludes his announcement:

I'm hoping that XML-DOC will not only help to raise the level of awareness about XML among technical writers and other documentation professionals, but that it will also give XML developers and product vendors a clear point of contact with the technical writing/documentation community -- a big group of users that is anxious for usable XML authoring tools, content management software, and XML publishing solutions.

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