Re: Does anyone use DITA? Is it difficult to work with?

Subject: Re: Does anyone use DITA? Is it difficult to work with?
From: "Bob Doyle" <bobdoyle -at- skybuilders -dot- com>
To: "Rebecca Stevenson" <rjstevenson -at- sprynet -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 15:00:11 -0500

Hi Rebecca,

The DITA Users organization has a web-based DITA Open Toolkit that processes
sample DITA documentation sets to multiple output formats - HTML/web,
PDF/print, and Eclipse/Help.

It lets you see how DITA works without knowing the XML backend processing.

They also have some "pictures" of DITA topics and maps that others on this
mail thread might like:

Hope this helps,


On 12/23/07, Rebecca Stevenson <rjstevenson -at- sprynet -dot- com> wrote:

> The advantages of using DITA are (supposed to be): Fiercely structured
> content; a largely open-source toolset; content in XML means you can easily
> (ha, ha) provide multiple output formats and apply rules to their
> processing.
Bob Doyle
Editor In Chief, CMS Review -
Founder, DITA Users -
Former Technology Advisor, CM Pros -
Contributing Editor, EContent Magazine -
President and CEO, skyBuilders -
77 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: +1 617-876-5676 Skype:bobdoyle

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