2020-01 Marking Up Text for Structured Documents

Location: Room 1301 — Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N. · Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 (bottom floor, in the hallway that connects the main building to the Chapel-Residence building)
Date: Monday, 13 January 2020
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

In October 2017 we discussed markup languages used by some members of the KWNPSA. In this iteration of the topic, long-time member Steve Izma discusses his use of markup languages in “real-world” circumstances throughout his professional career in publishing. Where documentation requires the need of serious structure, markup languages may be the right fit for the job.

This discussion will be a preliminary look at how logical document structure not only improves communication but also becomes an important archival format, allowing more programmable access to the content of documents over a variety of future contexts. While structured documents can be quite complex, markup systems allow for much simpler ways of creating and editing structured text. We will talk about how to keep the writing environment as uncluttered as possible so that the writer can concentrate on content creation and organization.

Steve, Bob and Marc

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