No one who is involved with the creation and maintenance of structured texts or content these days can afford to ignore XML any more. However, this does not necessarily mean that one has to delve into the depths of XML or even give up one’s accustomed and valued manner of working, such as working in a WYSIWYG environment.
One of the main tenets while developing processes is to ensure future-oriented, efficient solutions. Here, XML has contributed immensely so far. Today, almost all established procedures in technical documentation for capturing the content and form or in preserving content are XML-based.