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Paper w78-1995-127:
The significance of markup languages in construction

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The significance of markup languages in construction

Abstract: The adoption of a standard markup language offers significant benefits for construction firms who today are having to manage considerable amounts of project information. The term markup originates from the early practise of publishers who routinely made notes in margins to identify elements of text. Electronic data interchange (EDI) in construction has tended to focus on the exchange of CAD based information, but little advance has been made in the adoption of textual formats. This paper discusses the shortcomings of conventional methods of text based exchange and points to some of the radical departures afforded by markup based systems. In particular; the opportunities for collaborative preparation of documents during the design process; the opportunities for maintaining and reusing information; and the possibility of increased connectivity between documents and sites.



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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Stanford University, USA. The support of the editors, particularly Prof. Fischer is gratefully appreciated.


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