generally have a large amount of documentation, including:
- community-specific documentation systems (e.g., perlinfo, texinfo)
- papers and other package-specific documentation files
In addition, there are a number of external documentation resources:
- printed matter (e.g., books, magazines)
- web sites (e.g., community-specific, package-specific , or general)
Unfortunately, as detailed in
The Documentation Problem
there are no consistent standards for file placement and naming,
nor any global system for indexing this documentation.
Consequently, merely locating (let alone formatting and printing)
a given document can be a challenge.
Meta hopes to leverage XML's strengths in document management
as a way to address these problems.
-- Main.RichMorin - 16 Jun 2003