RE: Basic DITA question

Subject: RE: Basic DITA question
From: "Chris Vickery" <cvickery -at- arenasolutions -dot- com>
To: <jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 13:48:16 -0700

"-//OASIS//DTD DITA CONCEPT//EN" is a public identifier that names the
public standard version of the dtd used by your document-this dtd is
publically available at "concept.dtd" is the system
identifier that the document will look for on your system. It resolves
to the local version of the dtd with the same name.

You don't need to change any directory names.


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Subject: Basic DITA question

downloaded and installed the DITA Toolkit and I'm trying to work
through the exercises in the book "Introduction to DITA: A user Guide to
the Darwin Information and Typing Architecture." (J Linton & K Bruski,
2006 ) I'm running into a conceptual difficulty.

Lesson one has me creating a concept topic. I am a little puzzled by how
the validation process reads this header. That is, how does the
following line get resolved:


What does "-//OASIS//DTD DITA CONCEPT//EN" mean?

I installed the DITA Toolkit last August (thanks again to Kylene
Bruski), but there is no OASIS directory on my computer. I searched for
dtds on my machine and found a bunch in directories located under
C:\Ditaot and C:\ditaot_new.

I think my question boils down to "where" (or maybe "what") //OASIS//
is. Is this a "place" that exists out on the internet somewhere and my
browser will just find it when my machine tries to validate a document
that uses this header? Or, is it that I need to rename the Ditaot
directory to OASIS so that my machine will be able to find what it needs
so that it can validate documents that use this header?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

J. Paul Kent

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