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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
“Conquering the Mountain of Legacy Data”
Presented by: Don Bridges,
Data Conversion Laboratory Inc.
Recording of presentation neld on
10 August 2011, 10-11 am Pacific/US
Live Twitter Stream from the event.
Read the review on
Technical Communication Center.
White paper from the OASIS DITA Adoption Committee. Authored by JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services. Published 19 July 2010.
Creating a successful context-sensitive help solution requires the
cooperation and respect of two groups which have a history of poor
working relations: Development and Technical Publications. Each group
has an established "best practice", i.e. "the way", that ensures a
successful deliverable. Tension comes from an unwillingness to
compromise on those established practices. Compromise means change,
change that will either enable the creation of useful customer solutions
or change that results in broken builds, failure, and finger pointing.
In this presentattion and demo, Stan Doherty of the OASIS DITA TC Help Subcommittee updated the Boston, Raleigh, and Central Texas DUGs about current R&D in the area of DITA-based Help authoring and deployment.