We must remove publishing and content management concerns from authoring systems

We tend to forget how important the content infrastructure and technology is.

“They create a language to express publishing, content management, or reuse concerns, and then expect writers to write directly into what is really an internal content management format. Putting a graphical face over the markup does nothing to change this. The graphical interface only hides the syntax of the XML. It does nothing to change the fact that authors are being asked to create what should be the internal semantics of the publishing system — semantics they generally neither care about nor understand.”

(Mark Baker ~ EveryPageIsOne)

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