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Apr022010

Windows Driver Kit documentation republished on MSDN Library

Microsoft has republished all of Windows Driver Kit documentation on MSDN Library. This act was the culmination of over six months of work to migrate our source docs to a different, XML-based content management and authoring system (the same one that’s been in use by Windows SDK team for some time). In addition to providing us with an improved authoring and content management system, this migration brings several benefits for you. These benefits include updated syntax and header information, better abstracts for search results, and cleaner formatting of the content. “The kit documentation contains over 32,000 topics. The former system, which we called CAPE, used a hybrid of Microsoft Word and a very loose XML schema. Without a straightforward way to map between XML elements in the old and new schemas, transforming that much content introduced all sorts of issues. It took at least 30 people to get us to the point where we’re comfortable republishing this content, and much of what they had to do ended up being painstaking, manual, page-by-page repairs,” Jim Travis stated.

More info: WDK documentation on MSDN

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