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Resources provides a directory of educational materials and community-support tools for DITA.

Progress of DITA 1.3

On 17 December 2015, the DITA 1.3 specification was approved as an OASIS standard.

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RELAX NG to DTD or XSD tools

Placeholder for a page to be developed that will include information about tools for generating DTD or XSD from RELAX NG source.

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DITA 1.3 Feature Article: Using DITA 1.3 Troubleshooting

The OASIS DITA Adoption Technical Committee publishes the first of its new series of Feature Articles on DITA 1.3.

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DITA for Beginners (Article from tcworld, March 2011)

This article by Tony Self, titled "Can you explain that again? DITA for beginners", was published in tcworld, March 2011, and is re-published with permission.

Abstract: DITA is a difficult thing to explain to the uninitiated. It is difficult because we expect it to be a product or a technology, when it is actually a standard and a methodology. DITA provides an approach to technical writing that embraces best practice ideals such as modularity, single-sourcing, and content re-use. The reasons for moving to DITA are business-focused.

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How do you design end-user assistance?

The autumn 2011 edition of the award winning ISTC journal Communicator includes an introduction to SeSAM. Download it from

Designing for findability is a key if you want to be successful. Check out SeSAM if you spend a lot of effort thinking about what type of information to include in manuals and how to organize content, and if your end users are complaining about the difficulty in finding answers.

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