Using {XML} in Intelligent Product Manuals

TitleUsing {XML} in Intelligent Product Manuals
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsBarczikai, Z., and T. Mészáros
Conference NameProceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Electronics and Microsys tem Technology, Baltic Electronics Conference
Conference LocationTallinn, Estonia

The management of the electronic information is a very important field nowadays. Relation database systems {(RDBS)} are widespread solutions, but text-based documentation, like product manuals, could not be squeezed into rows, columns, and cells. The Extensible Markup Language {(XML)} is a new standard that describes text documents in a structured format. It is based on the {ISO} {SGML} standard, and primary designed for the World Wide Web. In this paper we introduce how Web-based electronic product manuals can be build using {XML} technology. After a short presentation of the {XML} components, we concentrate on the main features and advances in product manuals using {XML.} Finally, we present an example system for implementing {XML-based} product manuals.