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Great suggestion for a PubML

Really like this post on the Salt Publishing blog which makes absolute sense. What Chris is proposing is an XML standard for trade publishers. So, the form of  publishing texts could be proscribed and described this would make the moving of texts between publishers and delivery to different media so much easier as standard tools etc. could be used.

When I first worked in publishing it was on such models for legal texts (almost 20 years ago now!).

With trade publishers (well some of them anyway!) looking increasingly at reusing/re purposing  their content in a myriad of different electronic media the same requirements come to the fore. It just would make life so much easier in the longer term for everyone. For what it’s worth I am more than happy to throw in some time and help out.

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