Archive - Mar 2010


DITA 1.2 Specification - Building Specification Subsets

Background OASIS is releasing Version 1.2 of the OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) specification developed by the OASIS DITA Technical Committee. Complete, OASIS-branded versions of the spceification are available for you to download at the following site:

Organizationally, the DITA 1.2 specification consists of the following separately buildable sections, each with its own DITA map:

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ANN: Framescript to disambiguate "List Paragraph" style

When people author content in Word, they often use the infamous (but popular) "Bullets" and "Numbering" buttons to create bulleted and numbered lists, respectively. This will put the style named "List Paragraph" on the text. When you open the Word file in FrameMaker, you will see that the bullets and numbering has been preserved. The FrameMaker paratag is still "List Paragraph", but different autonumbering schemes have been used:

•        \b\t for the bulleted lists

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DITA Reuse Explained with LEGOs - The Movie

At the DITA Europe Conference 2009 I talked to different people about how to explain
the benefits of DITA to someone in the documentation business, who does not know the basics of DITA. We talked about LEGOs to symbolize topics, and that made me start thinking...

The result is now on

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DITA Metrics: Case Study of Quark XML Author Documentation

This paper provides real metrics to prove the business benefit that Quark achieved using DITA, a solid content reuse strategy, and Quark® XML Author. Some companies offer impressive metrics without showing how they achieved the numbers. Not so in this paper. Follow our journey of designing reusable content to create custom user guides with a minimum of cost.

>Mark Lewis

And I'm adding a bunch of phrases to make sure this can be searched/found.

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DITA Metrics: Reuse Strategy and Savings Trend With Warehouse Topics

This paper is the third in the DITA Metrics series which examines the cost and reuse values for a DITA project to determine DITA ROI. The concepts and ideas discussed are based on the cost model introduced in the first paper, DITA Metrics: Cost Metrics – Part 1.

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