At 01:12 PM 7/12/2006, Joe Malin wrote:
>I have chosen to start with DocBook rather than DITA, just because I've
>worked in structured Frame with a DTD that was based on full DocBook.

>I have already written some production docs in unstructured FM 7.1,
>sticking like glue to my own standardized templates for *everything*
>(including equations!). My initial thought is to convert these
>unstructured docs to structured by crafting an EDD based on the
>unstructured templates.

   The approach of designing an EDD based on the unstructured templates is 
quite reasonable. No reason for such an EDD to be even a subset of DocBook, 
although using element names that are compatible with those you've worked 
with in the past is also sensible.

Lynne A. Price
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