Describes how to use the XMLMind XML Editor (XXE) to create XML documents, in particular DocBook 4.2 documents for standard New Mexico Tech Computer Center user-level documentation.
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XML (eXtended Markup Language) documents are everywhere in current practice. XML is commonly used as a medium of interchange to transfer files between different systems. XML is also used as a generic data file format. This document describes how to use the XMLMind XML Editor (XXE) to create and edit any XML file.
XXE is installed on all Windows and Linux workstations at the New Mexico Tech Computer Center (NMTCC or just TCC). Among the many uses for XXE, it can speed up development of documents using the DocBook-XML 4.3 system that is the standard publication tool for TCC user-level documentation. For more on the DocBook system, which produces both Web pages and PDF files from the same input file, see Writing documentation with DocBook-XML 4.3. As a tutorial, we will start by building a small DocBook document using the standard TCC template; see Section 3, “Tutorial: Build a small DocBook document from scratch”. First, however, we review the conventions of XML.