Re: XML: XHTML vs. DITA/DocBook

Subject: Re: XML: XHTML vs. DITA/DocBook
From: Sean Wheller <sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 21:11:48 +0200

On Tuesday 24 January 2006 20:40, Rebecca Hopkins wrote:
> 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.

This has helped others in the past, it may help you.

Hope this helps.

Sean Wheller
Technical Author
sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za

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