Why Exactly Do I Need XML-Based Documentation?

 In the past few years, there has been much discussion about the use of XML in technical documentation. A recent study by the Aberdeen Group created quite a buzz when it highlighted that top performing documentation groups are more likely to use structured or XML-based documentation. Many large corporations have begun migrating to XML.  However, in small and medium businesses, XML implementations are still quite rare.

Based on discussions with almost 100 small and medium businesses, one impediment to XML adoption is not having a complete grasp on the value of XML documentation.  The costs to migrate to XML are quite apparent, but the benefits are less clear.  So, if you are thinking about a move to XML, this paper will help you in deciding if XML is right for you.

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