RE: The State of DITA; was, I'm now blogging about Agile & TW

Subject: RE: The State of DITA; was, I'm now blogging about Agile & TW
From: "Richard L Hamilton" <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 18:10:08 -0700

I'm curious as to where you saw an advantage for DITA over DocBook for
translation.

As far as I can tell, they are pretty much equivalent.

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> In my last job, I was planning migration from FrameMaker to XMetal
> Pro, and reckoned that our needs were simple enough that DocBook would
> be adequate.
>
> DITA seemed like more work that would pay off if the product line had
> been more complex and/or we'd done more translations.
>
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Leonard C. Porrello
> <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- soleratec -dot- com> wrote:
> > Ed's post makes me wonder; how is DITA doing in the real world? Is
> > adoption increasing, leveling off, or declining? What's the
> rate of DITA
> > adoption failure? Are TW teams that successfully adopted
> DITA finding it
> > worth while and sticking with it?
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