Minor Semantics

Microsoft Word now puts its wiggly line under two spaces in a row. A lot of people are happy, and I'm happy that they're happy, because maybe "semantic authoring" in a small sense is taking root. Microsoft Word wags its finger at two-spacers. Image from: https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/24/21234170/microsoft-word-two-spaces-period-error-correction-great-space-debate The period-space signifies the end of an idea and … Continue reading Minor Semantics

DITA: Don’t Migrate; Metamorphose

DITA makes things dramatically easier, but it does not remove the need to define your own processes and architecture. It was never intended to do so. You can't just fly your stuff from one place to another. The nature of the environment has changed. It's as dramatic as a frog's lifecycle from water to land. Put migration aside for now — your content needs to metamorphose, and you with it.