Organizations have always had difficulty in managing large collections of documentation, compelling them to look for ways and means to manage them with ease and efficiency. The difficulty crops up due to varied reasons such as, creating and storing documents in various formats and inconsistency in the organization and presentation of content. All of which in a nutshell, is called unstructured documentation.
Migration to Structured content is not one action rather a combination of mastering new tools, new concepts (structured authoring), and new technology (XML, XSLT). What do you need to consider?
A structured approach to documentation results in retrieving valuable information for the right purpose at the right time. This document addresses the problems faced in unstructured documentation and the reasons for migrating to structured documentation. It also explores the methods and means to resolve the problems caused by unstructured documentation.