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Re: [xml-dev] what's missing in XML? What's coming?

That seems right.  (My God, the JSF still lives... wow.)

Yes, they print them so they can keep them close.  As I said to Vint,  
they don't distribute machines as much as we might think, and if they  
have a paper copy of the complete manual, they may not have all of it  
(volumes split up for different maintenance levels) and the copy they  
have, the crew chief is guarding/hoarding.

There are no technical obstacles today.   All the tech is there, cheap  
and free.  It seems to be support (do they have machines) and culture  
(do the tech pubs groups have the requisite skills and will).   Then  
does the procurement organization understand what they are asking for  
(i saw a cdrl that was a couple of years old spec a tag standard that  
doesn't actually cover the manual type they were procuring).

IOW, back to the "we overestimate" the knowledge levels at the  
different organizational levels.   They are copying boilerplate  
witlessly into contracts.  Gets messy at the bottom.

This varies by military branch and organization and contractor.


Quoting Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com>:

>> As far as I can tell from this seat, Andrew, S1000D hasn't taken hold in the
>> US armed forces.
> Oh ok, one that (afaik) that uses it is the F35 JSF.
>> Some are even talking about turning away from anything
>> beyond basic IETMs (page turners).
> One story I did hear about the maintenance people using the IETM I
> worked on (trilogivew) was that they would bring up an article in the
> app... then print it out and work off the paper :)
> --
> Andrew Welch
> http://andrewjwelch.com

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