Archive - May 8, 2008
Michael Priestley of IBM and Amber Swope of JustSystems have prepared a Q&A about the DITA Maturity Model that will help you to understand it and get started.
The DITA Open Toolkit User Guide devotes a lot of attention to Windows
and Linux but gives Mac OS X scant attention. The brief Mac installation section on page 58 simply says
The DITA Troubleshooting specialization creates a new topic type that is well-suited for problem-solution information. This topic type is based on the generic DITA topic type, and is based on the OASIS DITA standard.
The Troubleshooting specialization should be placed in the \plugins directory of the Open Toolkit. You should run ant -f integrator.xml on the command line from the toolkit root directory after unzipping the package. This will properly "integrate" the package.
Download the DITA Troubleshooting plug in here.
The Charter for the OASIS DITA Technical Committee states, "The TC may consider the creation of subcommittees where there is an immediate interest in developing specialized extensions, but it is also anticipated that such extensions could be adopted locally and informally within specific information exchange communities."
- Making the Business Case for DITA
- Is content management important?
- Is structure important?
- Is content reuse important?
- Is single-sourcing important?
- Is translation important?
- Do you markup your content?
- Is your content modular?
- Is your content conditional?
- Is your content task-oriented and minimalist?
- Is standardization important?
- What is your DITA Quotient (D.Q.)?