On 7/27/2015 10:13 AM, Don R. Day wrote:|
Of course, a transform exists that borrows on the use of
@contentEditable directly, rather than a form. When you click on a
button associated to a control, it reads the content out of the
named elements and puts the values into POST variables which the
server then uses, along with the @data-class values, to merge
changed fields back into the original document. Mark Giffin, this
is for you!
Hi Don! I think I understand what you're describing here. This email
and your previous one seem like a good fleshed-out example. Should I
do something with it?
Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc.
<h4><span class="editable" data-class="tloterm"
<div class="sectionTitle section">What is
<p>Content, whether in a textual, visual, or
playable format, that conforms to structural and semantic rules
that allow machine processing to meet specific business
<div class="sectionTitle section">Why is it
<p>Humans are much better than computers when it
comes to understanding the nuances of content. Structuring content
with semantic metadata allows computers to understand the
content’s relationship to business processes. This enables better
discovery, marketing, and user engagement.</p>
<div class="sectionTitle section">Why does a technical
communicator need to know this?</div><div
<p>Readers understand the visual grammar of
style in what they read in a browser or in print, but computers do
not. Even for scanned pages converted into word processor files,
the computer can only determine that something in a block of text
is possibly a paragraph, but it cannot necessarily discern a
paragraph from a note or a quotation. By indicating the order and
intent of the parts of a document, writers ensure that publishing
tools well into the future can usefully render that content, even
if reading technologies change.</p>
<p>Adding structure to content adds both present
and future value, turning content from a single-use commodity into
a long-term asset. Content can be structured in a number of ways,
although most commonly it is done by applying descriptive,
codified markup to it (Extensible Markup Language (XML) or other
semantic markup) or by storing content in named fields in a
<p>Structured content clearly indicates not only
the parts of the discourse (the titles, sections, lists, tables,
and phrases that represent organization) but also the semantic
intent of those containers. For example, paragraphs identified
more specifically as quotations can be not only rendered
differently for readers, but also made more easily discovered in
searches for quotations or citations.</p>
By structuring content appropriately, you can more easily
turn information into knowledge, instructions into automation,
concepts into lesson units, and more, thereby increasing its value
to the business.
With appropriate CSS it looks like this (note that the field
boundaries turn blue when you click a region to edit it):
"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
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