RE: moving into xml-based writing

Subject: RE: moving into xml-based writing
From: "Becky Edmondson" <beckyed -at- rcn -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 20:49:04 -0400

Many thanks for the helpful and encouraging replies to my query, and
especially to Bob Doyle, who provided the excellent PDF on DITA tools.

IMO, it's amazingly hard to find quality newbie help about DITA,
particularly about how it affects the writing workflow. I'm always surprised
every time I go prospecting for info about DITA at how the discussions all
seem to center around its business aspects. I can never find any
down-n-dirty details about implementing it. If anyone can point me to some
good low-level info--like, fr'instance, who exactly creates the DITA map, or
how does topic-based writing *really* differ from writing tightly
structured, modularized doc--I would be grateful.

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