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MIL-STD-2361 Revision C, October 15, 2004
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DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT
Includes all amendments and changes through Notice 1, July 9, 2010
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This standard establishes the Extensible Markup Language (XML) requirements for digital development, acquisition, and delivery of Army administrative and technical and equipment publications. The requirements for technical and equipment publications include the development, acquisition, and delivery requirements for Electronic and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (ETM/IETM). Further, this standard establishes the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) requirements for digital development, acquisition, and delivery of Army training and doctrine publications. Designated appendices of this standard contain references to, and access instructions for, the Document Type Definitions (DTD) and Tag Description Lists for the development of Army publications in conjunction with the respective functional requirements documents. Data prepared in conformance to these requirements will facilitate the automated storage, retrieval, interchange, and processing of publications from heterogeneous data sources. The requirements set forth by this military standard include:

a. Procedures and symbology for markup of unformatted text in accordance with this specific application of SGML and XML.

b. SGML and XML compatible codes that will support encoding of administrative, training and doctrine, and technical and equipment publications to specific format and content requirements applicable to each type of publication.

c. Output processing requirements that will render a conforming SGML/XML source file to the style and format requirements of the appropriate style sheet (i.e. FOSI, DSSSL, XSL-T, XSL-FO). One use for XSL-T is to transform well-formed XML documents to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) for viewing on web browsers.

Applicability. The standard is available for use by all Governmental Departments and Agencies, and by industry. The requirements contained in this standard may be applied to all Army programs that produce publication source data, and is directly applicable to all Army departmental media , including administrative, training and doctrine, technical and equipment publications, including Electronic and Interactive Electronic Publications (EP/IEP) such as ETMs, IETMs, and Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI).