Archive - Sep 2008
Joint meeting of the Central Texas DITA User Group and the RTP DITA Users' Group on September 24, 2008. Presentations by Mike Harris, Robert Berry, and Paul Arellanes (IBM).
DITA contains ready-to-go metadata structures, but what are best practices for using those solutions in a meaningful way for your writing teams? Learn what team members should know and who to identify to take on the tasks related to taxonomy definitions. Also decide how to identify those taxonomy definitions in your content management system (CMS).
This is a proposed new subcommittee for enhancing DITA for use with standards development and publishing - 'A Standard for Standards'
Are you new to the world of DITA? Have you read the various DITA primers available? If so, you are probably now raring to play with DITA.
Ahh.. writer's block! How do you get started? What and where are you supposed to write? A starting point into a small DITA project would be nice.
Here is a DITA project starter kit that you can use to experiment with DITA, create topics and try building various outputs. The DITA project starter kit contains the following:
We have a requirement to deliver context-sensitive content based on metadata on elements within a topic. One output is embedded into a third-party app and the correct content for each context is shown based on the metadata attributes. A custom XSLT is required to produce the right schema (i.e. we bypass DITA-OT processing entirely).
In PDF and XHTML, we need to show the content of all elements, with some visual way of describing their contexts. We use DITA-OT processing for these outputs.