To summarize, let’s take a look at some of the
things a computer system can do with semantic content:
XML is an
international, text-based standard not owned by any one
vendor. There is no license to pay or commercial tool required to
create it. This protects content against format lock-in and
tool changes, as many tools can process XML. Many organizations even use XML to retire
and archive entire systems, because they know that their content
won’t be at the mercy of a proprietary standard that might change
or disappear at the whim of some other company.
- Validate: Computers can check for structural issues. For example, the rules of a content module dictate that there should only be one title and one ...