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DITA Newsletter 1.6

DITA Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 6, January,

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DITA Newsletter 1.5

DITA Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5, December, 2007

Features in this issue (see the web version at

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oXygen XML Editor is now DITA-compliant

Version 9 of the <oXygen/> XML Editor now has comprehensive DITA support.

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DITA at the XML 2007 Conference

The IdeaAlliance XML 2007 Conference theme was "XML in Practice". XML 2007 featured a Documents and Publishing Track, with important presentations on DITA, as a fine example of XML in practice.

The opening presentation, by Eric Severson of Flatiron Solutions, argued that DITA is taking the world by storm (PPT). Entitled "Practical Lessons for DITA Implementation," Severson had an excellent slide that compared DITA to DocBook, showing how topics are assembled by maps and DocBook is a monolithic document.

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DITA: One Size Fits All for Technical Publishing?

Back in June 2006 I wrote an XML Editors review article for EContent Magazine that covered a dozen desktop and web-based authoring tools for XML. That article was a bit too hard on both the writer and editorial staff, so we’re not likely to do it again soon. (I may publish a revised study on the web instead).

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