Subject: XML: XHTML vs. DITA/DocBook
From: rebecca_hopkins -at- comcast -dot- net (Rebecca Hopkins)
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com (Tech Whirlers)
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 18:40:03 +0000


I'm looking at moving to an XML editing system for online help.

The unfriendly part of this idea is the schema / DTD. I think I can do everything I need to do using the XHTML DTD.

- Are there advantages with going with DITA or docbook that may outweigh the apparent ease of sticking with the more familiar XHTML?

- I'm a sole writer, but wonder if anybody has any experience with developers having ideas about how it should be done - if you've made a similar decision with the writer and the developer in mind. We might, at some point in the far future, do a Spanish translation, or some small amount of on-the-fly customized doc, but not soon.


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