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Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy by Steve Manning, Pamela Kostur, Ann Rockley

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Appendix E. Content Relationships

When creating unified content, it can be difficult to track versions of content and select the correct content if multiple versions exist. As authors create and modify information elements, whether revising for new information, or revising to make information more appropriate for a specific output product or customer, they create layers of content and complexity. Understanding the relationships between content elements and tracking the use of content versions is vital to effective reuse.

Basic relationships

The basic relationship for versions of content is a simple parent-child relationship. The originating version is the parent, the revised version of the content is the child. In the simplest relationship, the ...

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