WWW94: writing documents for paper and WWW
presented by bertrand rousseau and mario ruggier, CERN, switzerland
because of the dramatic growth of the web, it becomes more and more desirable
to write documents in such a way, that they can either be printed or made
available on the web without extra work.
this paper presented a solution based on FrameMaker and a configurable
translator called "WebMaker", written by the authors.
WebMaker was designed to meet the following user requirements:
- it should be able to convert any FrameMaker document without any
- it must be able to map all possible FrameMaker entities into HTML entities
- it shall be configurable
the conversion process is similar to the one of
fm2html described in the previous paper.
because the WebMaker is configurable, the actual conversion has to be defined
using the WebMaker configuration language. it allows to define rules for:
- the WWW node generation
- paragraph formatting
- character highlightning
the authors have setup a set of rules to increase maintainability of the
documents and to make them more translatable. these rules include:
- use the format catalog
- put graphics into anchored frames
- design the paper document generically
i have no link information for this paper on the web.
13-jun-94 (ra) /