Metanorma: Aequitate Verum

Summary of lesson 1

Let’s recap what we’ve learned so far:

  • Metanorma uses a what you see is what you mean (WYSIWYM) approach, meaning that the text you write is what you want to see.

  • You need to render documents to have a correct visible output. The appearance is controlled in a stylesheet.

  • Metanorma is an umbrella term for several things and consists of:
    The Metanorma toolchain, document models and a XML schema of these document models.

  • Metanorma documents use Metanorma AsciiDoc markup

  • When you want to generate an output, the AsciiDoc document is converted into XML in order to be checked against the XML schema.

  • If the document is valid, Metanorma generates an HTML, PDF and Microsoft Word (.doc) output.

Now that we have covered the fundamentals, let’s have a look at AsciiDoc.