Microsoft Assistance Markup Language

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Microsoft Assistance Markup Language ( MAML , also Microsoft AML ) is an XML -based markup language from Microsoft for the help system in Windows Vista .

Essential parts are similar to the DocBook format that is already available .

The change to the model of a structured authoring system at AML is significant. Documents and their individual elements are semantically defined and focus on content rather than on formatting. The presentation of the content is generated during the preparation and thus enables a new level of flexibility.

AML is made up of several distinct types of content: concepts, FAQs, glossaries, procedures, references, reusable content, tasks, troubleshooting, and how-tos.

AML content can be delivered in many different formats through XSLT , including DHTML , XAML , RTF, and print.

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