Archive - May 22, 2008


DITA, DocBook and the Art of the Document

While a remarkable amount of both ink and electronic bandwidth have been expended upon the use of XML in the data realm, there are times where it is necessary to step back for a bit and look at what and where XML is being used today. One thing that becomes obvious when studying the XML landscape is that a significant amount of XML is still being used for purposes of describing narrative, for telling a story, advising people in the use of a product, structuring reports, and doing other things that focus more on documents than they do on data.

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generating web html output at chapter level

Hi there,

 I would like to get an overview of how to generate web html output in chapter level by feeding a ditamap as input. The input file will have multiple chapters in it with multiple topic references and I want generate multiple html output with toc in each html at the chapter level. Current DITA OT produces output in topic level with individual html files along with toc in a seperate html file.




DITA Maturity Model Community: Call for Your Participation

Enterprises looking to fast track their content strategy and minimize the risks of a “big-bang” initiative are choosing DITA--one of the most popular information models to suit today’s content–rich, multi-channel environment. But how do you know where to begin? How do you move the enterprise content strategy from the back room to the board room and develop a framework for success?

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Getting started


I wanted to try DITA in developing the documents. I could not find any helpful source of information for beginners. Can anyone provide me a useful URL for a beginner?


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