Common Telecom DTD
Subject: Re: Common Telecom DTD
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 16:42:09 +0200
From: Henning Moeller <email@example.com>
Per-Ake Ling wrote:
> Peter Flynn wrote:
> > Paul, Madsen wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello, does anyone have any information on the Common Telecom DTD (CTD).
> > >
> > > I believe it is the European counterpart of the TCIF TIM DTD.
> > No, but I'd be very interested to know if you find either of them.
> I do have info on both but are mailing this from home so I do not
> have the specifics. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
> if you want more information. If there is is sufficient interest, I
> will post a more complete reply once I get my facts straight. (I am
> a member of the European counterpart, called EFTI3, but don't have
> addresses and the copyright issues clear in my mind).
> Per-Åke Ling
> Ericsson Utvecklings AB email: email@example.com
Common Telecom DTD (CTD)
The CTD is designed for documents in the telecommunications sector.
It offers both specific contents-based structures for operation and
maintenance documentation (including descriptions, O&M manuals and
User Guides) and generic text structures.
Depending on requirements and intended customer benefits (e.g. auto-
matic link creation, configuration, precise browsing & retrieval),
authors can fully exploit contents-based structures of the CTD for
tagging documents where needed, or -if this is sufficient- just make
use of generic text structures (e.g. less specific, less granularity).
3/ Structure Model:
The CTD offers the possibility to gradually expand its usage along
the two dimensions "documentation area" (scope) and "processing level".
Examples for telecom-specific structures: task-group, procedure, step,
Examples for formal text structures: chapter, list, paragraph, ...
The groundworks for the CTD have been defined within EU-funded project
TECPAD. Currently, the CTD has been promoted by the European Forum for
Telecom Industry Information Interchange (EFTI) as recommendation
(Stockholm, 18. April 97). EFTI-partners *intending* (-> according to
EFTI's Declaration of Intent) to deliver in compliance with / request
CTD V1.0 are Alcatel, British Telecom, TeleDanmark, Ericsson, Italtel,
Nokia and Siemens. Further companies which have been represented at
EFTI meetings are e.g. Belgacom, E plus, Telecom Italia, Telefonica
5/ Contact points
Ms. Gunbritt Jonsson, Ericsson (Stockholm)
EFTI Internet / WWW Site (intended for the near future):
Mr. K.K. Zangenberg, TeleDanmark (Copenhagen)
Common Telecom DTD (CTD):
Klaus Meusel, Siemens (Munich)
Siemens AG, ZT IK 1, D-81730 Munich
The nice thing about standards is that there
are so many to choose from. (A. Tananbaum)