To my regret, I didn't have the time to keep discussions on xml4techdocs
going. Apparently, neither did any other subscribers. I just now posted a
message to xml4techdocs encouraging its subscribers to transfer to XML-DOC
if they're still interested in discussing XML and technical documentation.
Linda van den Brink
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Smith [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 10:15 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: New mailing list: XML-DOC
> On Sunday, July 09, 2000, Christopher R. Maden wrote:
> > At 00:19 10-07-2000 -0500, you wrote:
> > >I'd like to announce a new mailing list, XML-DOC, intended for
> > >discussions related to applying XML to technical documentation.
> > How is this different from the already-extant, but dormant,
> > xml4techdoc list?
> Well, for one thing, XML-DOC ain't dormant. I looked into
> xml4techdocs before I decided to start the list, and found that
> (as far as I could tell) nobody has posted to it since January. I
> also noticed that it currently has only 75 subscribers.
> XML-DOC is already approaching 200 subscribers -- after only being
> created less than two weeks ago -- and I am very actively
> promoting it in order to attract more subscribers and get some
> useful traffic going on it. (I also plan to run some paid print
> ads along with requesting announcements in all the regional
> Society for Technical Communication newsletters.)
> I'd also like to stress that XML-DOC is not just a list for
> technical writers -- I think XML developers who subscribe to it
> will benefit by using it for communication with and insight into a
> group of users that may be one of the most significant groups
> using the tools they develop.
> -- Mike Smith
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