RE: DITA - how to start?

Subject: RE: DITA - how to start?
From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 16:20:06 -0400

The Wikipedia page for DITA includes links to the core DITA
documents (the architectural spec and language spec at
OASIS and "Introduction to DITA" on the IBM website)
plus a nice assortment of secondary references and resources.

I have to wonder whether posting to Techwr-l was really
easier and more productinve than a quick check of Wikipedia
and Google...

From: "Rob Hudson" <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: DITA - how to start?
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:03:27 -0500

I'm sure this question has been asked many times, but as a new PhD
student and "old" documenter, I'm wondering about foundational
resources and readings for both DITA theory and DITA applicaiton.

And speaking of applications, what are my options in Windows for DITA
tools? Do I just grab a reference manual and a copy of XML Spy?

What do DITA users on this list use in day-to-day tasks?


Rob Hudson
PhD Student, Technical Comm. and Rhetoric
Composition Assessment Software Developer
Texas Tech University

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