Archive - Mar 2008
SCHEMA ST4 is a standard software application which you can use to create, organize and produce product information efficiently and securely. SCHEMA ST4 covers the full range of requirements and manages pre-sales information such as catalogs, as well as post-sales documents such as product documentation, training documents and contract texts.
Introduction to DITA Maturity Model
Level 1: Topics
Level 2: Scaleable reuse
Level 3: Specialization and customization
Level 4: Automation and Integration
Level 5: Semantics on demand
Level 6: Universal semantic infosystem
The DITA Maturity Model is governed by the Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike Creative Commons copyright license.
Self on Help
Last week at the WritersUA Conference in Portland, I chaired a "Developing Help with DITA" forum alongside Alan Houser, Matthew Ellison and Scott Prentice (all on the DITA Help Sub Committee). There was a lot of interest from delegates (the majority of whom are Help authors) in using DITA, although most are only 'testing the water'.
The following table provides an overview of the maturity levels and key adoption points.
For a higher resolution copy of this reference table, download the PDF.
The following plug-ins are freely available for use with the DITA Open Toolkit. If you have plug-ins that are publicly available, please add them to this list.
A recorded demo of how to create a plugin is available here (approximately 1 hour): http://www.ditausers.org/tutorials/open_toolkit/anderson/
Extension points for DITA-OT Plug-ins are described in greater depth here: DITA-OT Plug-in extensions