Question about DITA Installation

Subject: Question about DITA Installation
From: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 00:54:38 -0400

Hi all,

I've just gone through the DITA installation instructions that ship with Frame's DITA plugin, and got DITA to work after troubleshooting a few DTD-related issues.

Question: in regards to testing a DITA setup via the command line, when running ant all (or ant -f with the newer versions of ant) to build a sample demo, how does ant know where to look for things like the dtd? I ask because all my path, classpath and other environment variables look good per the installation instructions, but I couldn't successfully build output (pdf, java- or winhelp) until I duplicated DITA's dtd folder in the root. Prior to that, I was getting classnotfoundexceptions of varying sorts.

Am I missing pointers in one or more of my conf files or something in the environment?

Tried three different flavors of DITA (1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1) which essentially all did the same thing.

jan c.


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