Do We Really Need Structured Document Formats?

Structured document formats like DITA, DocBook, and Solbook are characterized by deeply nested tags and a multitude of schema constraints. Unstructured tagging languages like HTML, on the other hand, are wide open. In one meeting, every reason we came up with that made them seem necessary, was answered by a convincing counter argument. "Reuse" would seem to be the most important reason. And maybe there are some compelling cases. But maybe all-out reuse isn't needed. Maybe we really only need a very restricted form that solves those cases.

Read more

GCN: Reusable XML

IBM and software vendor JustSystems plan to announce on Tuesday the availability of a methodology that allows organizations to break up huge Extensible Markup Language documents into reusable pieces. The DITA Maturity Model, co-authored by IBM and JustSystems, is the first step-by-step process for implementing DITA, officials from the companies said. DITA is an XML Document Type Definition that can be used to mark up different sections of documents so they can easily be found later and reused in other documents.

Read more

DITA Newsletter 1.7

DITA Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 7, February, 2008


Read more

February Meeting of Boston DUG

The Boston DITA Users Group will meet Tuesday, February 12, at 6:30PM.

Speaker: Eliot Kimber

Senior Solutions Architect
Really Strategies

Topic: Specialization in Real Time Tutorial.

Eliot will create a topic specialization. Come prepared with suggestions for unique elements.

Read more

BTI Systems Selects® for DITA CMS and Single-Source Publishing

January 15, 2008 – Bedford, NH – ( today announced that BTI Systems, a leading provider of Optical Edge networking solutions for the delivery of gigabit services, has purchased a multi-year Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) contract to use the DocZone system for authoring, managing, and publishing DITA-based product content.

Read more Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
OASIS sites: OASIS | Cover Pages | | AMQP | CGM Open | eGov | Emergency | IDtrust | LegalXML | Open CSA | OSLC | WS-I