Archive - 2011
In pursuit of the ultimate techCom information architecture
Have you lost control over which topic versions belongs to which product releases? Is the same type of information floating around in many different topics in the CMS? If the answer is yes, this is the blog post for you, since it suggest a solution, based on almost 15 years of modular documentation experience, for effective release management.
There are several ways to customize output from the DITA Open Toolkit,
some of which are better or than others. The most comprehensive method is
to create a plug-in, which can do anything from modifying the presentation
of a single element, to adding support for a new DITA Specialization, to
creating an entirely new transform type. Plug-ins can likewise scale up from
a couple of 5 line XML files all the way to complex set of XSLT or Java
Note: while the DITA Standard itself is owned and developed by OASIS, the DITA Open Toolkit is an independent, open source implementation of the standard.
DITA-OT 1.6 is a new major release based on version 1.2 of the DITA Standard. The 1.6 release will took place as a series of development iterations, with each iteration ending in a Milestone build available for testing.The final 1.6 biuld was released June 27, 2012.