The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate the implementation of methods and tools for separating markup, from the actual XML document.
This is being done in the project Educational Content Markup where the object is to explore and develop tools and methods for the creation and management of encoded, modularised and portable digital content to be used in educational settings.
The underlying idea in the project is to enable the production, use and reuse of document content in different fields of application and to support various groups of users and end-users.
Concerning the fields of application our focus is on teaching and learning in higher education and the production of academic research publications.
Hence, one group of users are teachers creating e.g. collections of documents to be used in classes. We picture both students and teachers as a group of end-users.
Another group of users are scholars and other content providers concerned with document creation and the production process.
In this project we have chosen to differentiate two kinds of markup in order to distinguish fields of application and groups of users. Thus, the differentiation described below guides our exploration of methods and the development of tools.