Can Tech Writers Create Links without Even Writing Them?

In pursuit of the ultimate techCom information architecture

This article discusses why links are important, and how technical communicators can make them without actually explicitly writing them.

The technical communication community has come to the agreement that creating a link strategy, and the actual links, is a time consuming affair.

In this article I show how links can be generated from content classification (that is, lists of metadata —taxonomies — used to classify content). 

Using this approach means that you no longer have to worry about broken links in a topic-based authoring environment, nor do you have to create time-consuming relationship tables.

Moreover, you don’t have to take the fight of deciding whether you should hardcode embedded links or provide a related topics section at the end.  Read more... Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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