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7.6. WYSISMUC

This pattern deals with a means of authoring and managing content that bridges the gap between the presentational/visual forms that people are inherently comfortable with and the semantically structured authoring that a digital platform needs to make content reusable. WYSISMUC stands for What You See Is Structurally Marked-Up Content.[90]

This design pattern is related to associative structured content and content management tools as discussed in Chapter 5, Hierarchy of Author Experience Needs.

7.6.1. The challenge

As we have seen before, people generally think in terms of the whole message, including presentation as part of the content. As such, they feel most comfortable creating content in a visual form that bears some resemblance ...

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