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One type of data, are long numbered linear lists.
They aren't helpful.
They can not be edited
or maintained. This is due to the fact that long linear lists do not
provide context. Somehow need to group steps together around a
context. The solution is to use an outliner. Our integrated solution
uses the open source outliner
Also, long numbered linear lists aren't helpful because many tasks
aren't accomplished by merely executing one step after another. These
type of tasks involve decision making and branching.
Another way to state this is that the steps are not independent of
to jump from one step to another.
The solution is to use links.
The use of links may appear to create additional problems because
have to manually maintain all the link relationships. This is a
long winded way of saying the "broken link problem". The solution
is to give each link relationship a name and then have a tool
dynamically create the link. Our integrated solution
uses the open source markup language
The next problem is accessibility. The steps must be
"accessible by everyone" and "at any time". The solution to
"accessible by everyone" is to use HTML and PDF formats.
Our integrated solution uses the open source tool
Xalan to convert the DocBook
markup language to HTML. The solution
to "accessible at any time" is to use the internet. Luckily for
us, the internet already exists and we can just use it.
The last problem is the concurrent editing of the steps by
multiple authors. This is a long winded way of saying the
"configuration/change management" problem. The solution is to
use standard configuration and change management concepts but
applied to each node in an outline. Currently, YPL does not
have a solution for this problem. It will be provided in a
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