DITA for Practitioners Volume 1: Architecture and Technology

Eliot Kimber has just published DITA for Practitioners Volume 1: Architecture and Technology, which is the first of two books he is publishing about the DITA standard. Volume 1 begins with a hand-on explanation of end-to-end DITA processing that will get you up and running fast, followed by an overview of the DITA architecture.

Inside the Book: 

  • Where Do I Start?
    • Background and history of the DITA standard
    • Essential background for practitioners
    • Terminology
  • End to End DITA Processing:
    • Setting up your development environment
    • Authoring, managing, and producing a DITA-based publication
    • Running, configuring and customizing the Open Toolkit.
  • An Overview of the DITA Architecture:
    • Vocabulary composition and specialization
    • Maps and topics
    • Structural patterns in DITA
    • Linking and addressing
    • The content reference facility
    • Filtering and Flagging
    • SubjectScheme maps
XML.org Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
OASIS sites: OASIS | Cover Pages | XML.org | AMQP | CGM Open | eGov | Emergency | IDtrust | LegalXML | Open CSA | OSLC | WS-I