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DITA Quick Start
                     Selvakumar T.S




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Agenda

    • A quick look at XML
    • Understand DITA’s overall approach
    • Understand DITA’s core content structures...
A Quick Look at XML




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The difference between HTML and XML
    •    HTML defines how content is formatted in a web browser; XML defines
         ...
Extend tagging through elements and
    attributes to improve data accessibility
    •    XML tagging can be extended as d...
Does extensibility lead to chaos?
    •    If XML allows custom elements and attributes, how do we ensure
         consist...
The benefits of XML
    •    XML is a text format that follows an open standard
           – Is not bound to proprietary a...
Need for XML standards for technical documentation

    • Document-centric XML didn’t grow nearly as fast as
      data-ce...
XML standards for technical documentation
    • Two “popular” open source standards
           – DocBook
           – DITA...
What is DITA?

     • DITA = Darwin Information Typing Architecture
     • Developed by IBM
     • Now an OASIS (Organizat...
High-Level DITA Architecture

     • DITA XML architecture is based on a Topic DTD and a
       Map DTD
     • DITA inform...
Core design principles of DITA
     •    Topic orientation
            – Discrete units of information covering a specific...
Topics in DITA
                  Topic: a unit of information that is meaningful when it
                  stands alone
  ...
About DITA topics

     • A chunk of information specific to a single subject.
     • Short enough to be specific to a sin...
Information types in DITA
                                                                           DITA’s base
         ...
Why only 3 information types?
     •    Standards like Information Mapping have six information types:
            –     P...
Why only 3 information types in DITA?

     • DITA considers that other information types are basically
       derivatives...
Concept topics

     • Concept topics introduce the background or overview
       information for task or reference topics...
Concept topic structure

     <concept>
            <title>
            <titlealts>
                      <navtitle><searc...
Concept topic example




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Task topics

     • Task topics describe the steps of a particular task, or
       provide an overview of a higher-level t...
Task topic structure

     <task>
            <title>
            <titlealts>
            <shortdesc>
            <prolog>...
Task topic example




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Reference topics

     • Reference topics provide quick access to facts. They
       describe product features, commands, ...
Reference topic structure

     <reference>
            <title>
            <titlealts>
            <shortdesc>
          ...
Reference topic example




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Why structure topics by information type?
     •    Benefits for Writers
            – Standard, consistent structures for...
DITA Maps

                      DITA maps assemble topics into a coherent set
                      for documentation del...
About DITA maps

     • Ability to reuse and repurpose the same content for
       different deliverable types and for del...
Different deliverables using DITA maps


                                                                         Quick
  ...
Different formats using DITA maps




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Map structure

     <map>
            <topichead>
            <topicref>
            <reltable>
            <anchor>
     ...
DITA Map example

     • Example of DITA map in XMetaL




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DITA maps do more!!

     •     Separate of content (specific topics) from context (links to other topics, files,
        ...
Metadata Support in DITA




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Metadata support in DITA

     •      DITA supports a variety of standard and custom
            metadata:
            –  ...
Metadata elements within <prolog> element
     <prolog>
            <author> (name of topic’s author)
            <copyrig...
Reuse in DITA




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Reuse in DITA

     • Reuse flows from the topic-based paradigm
            – Topics can be reused in different contexts
 ...
Element level reuse with <conref>

     • Conrefs are a way to reference content from the same or
       another DITA file...
Conditional reuse
     •    DITA gives you four ways of tagging conditionally using AND/OR
          logic:
            – ...
Specialization in DITA




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Topics inherit from DITA’s base “Topic”…

     …making it possible to extend through specialization.




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Specialization




      • Inheritance means that new document structures don’t break
                                    ...
Specialization: Specializing Topics

     • Topic is the core.
     • Each specialization is a delta in design, and if it ...
Specialization: Specializing Maps
     • While DITA maps are flexible by default, you can use
       map specialization to...
Specialization: Specializing Domains
     •    DITA domains extend DITA with a set of elements whose names
          and c...
DITA Tools




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DITA tools
     •    Modeling tools
            – IBM Task Modeler-for creating DITA maps
              ( p
              ...
IBM Task Modeler for DITA maps

     • IBM was using Rational Rose XDE Developer for
       content modeling
     • Need f...
DITA Open Toolkit: the DITA production pipeline
     •    Provides the th i
          P id th authoring and production i f...
DITA Open Toolkit
     •    Consists of DTD, XML schema, stylesheets, samples, and
          documentation for DITA.

    ...
DITA Resources




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DITA Resources

     • DITA Standard
       OASIS DITA Technical Committee http://www.oasis-
       open.org/committees/di...
DITA Resources

     • DITA Demos / Webinars
            – FrameMaker 8 Deep Dive: DITA Topic-based authoring
            ...
Real life DITA examples
     • WebSphere Application Server Documentation
       http://www-
       306.ibm.com/software/w...
DITA Demo



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Use DITA maps
                                                                          for content
     Typical DITA work...
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           y    participation!!
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Gone through articles and presentations on the web and got a half-baked understanding of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA)?

Refer to my DITA Quick Start presentation for the 2007 STC India Conference to learn to evaluate, plan and start implementing DITA.

In this presentation, you will learn about the following:

o Structured authoring and XML
o Key DITA concepts: topics, maps, specialization
o DITA architecture and content model
o Authoring in topics
o Organizing content using DITA maps
o Creating relationship tables
o Conditional text and reuse in DITA
o Metadata support in DITA
o DITA tools, standards and processes
o Publishing with the DITA Open Toolkit

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  1. 1. DITA Quick Start Selvakumar T.S 1 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  2. 2. Agenda • A quick look at XML • Understand DITA’s overall approach • Understand DITA’s core content structures and how you can customize them • U d t d th scope f reuse i DITA Understand the for in • See DITA at work!! 2 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  3. 3. A Quick Look at XML 3 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  4. 4. The difference between HTML and XML • HTML defines how content is formatted in a web browser; XML defines what the content is. • HTML provides a set of predefined tags; XML provides a syntax that allows p p g ; p y users to define their own tags. XML is like a database!! HTML Example XML Example <ul> <family> <li>Joseph Clark</li> p <father><name>Joseph Clark</name></father> <li>Mary Clark </li> <mother><name>Mary Clark</name></mother> <offspring> <li>Jennifer Clark</li> <child><name>Jennifer Clark</name></child> <li>Joseph C a II</li> Josep Clark / <child><name>Joseph Clark</name></child> <li>Taylor Clark</li> <child><name>Taylor Clark</name></child> </ul> </offspring> </family> 4 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  5. 5. Extend tagging through elements and attributes to improve data accessibility • XML tagging can be extended as data access requirements change: – For example, you can add a “surname” element to identify the last name for sorting purposes • Attributes provide information about your data: – Adding an attribute called “gender” to the “child” element allows you to distinguish boys from girls – Examples of possible attribute applications for content: • Product Name, Product Version, etc. <?xml version= 1.0 ?> version=“1 0”?> <family> <father><name>Joseph<surname>Clark</surname></name></father> <mother><name>Mary <surname>Clark</surname</name></mother> <offspring> <child gender=“girl”><name>Jennifer<surname>Clark</surname></name></child> <child gender=“boy”><name.Joseph <surname>Clark</surname></name></child> <child gender=“girl”><name>Taylor<surname>Clark</surname></name></child> </offspring> </family> 5 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  6. 6. Does extensibility lead to chaos? • If XML allows custom elements and attributes, how do we ensure consistency of information and formatting across many authoring groups? • We define a Document Type Definition (DTD) that allows us to set rules: – Element definitions – Required or not? – Number of elements allowed and whether ordering rules apply – What the elements can contain • Other elements • Text • Attributes • Predefined attribute values 6 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  7. 7. The benefits of XML • XML is a text format that follows an open standard – Is not bound to proprietary authoring tools or formats – Is platform-independent, enabling easy information exchange platform-independent • Enables information reuse at the sub-document level – Hierarchical nesting of markup tags creates containers of content within a document – Referencing an element includes the information contained within that element, allowing reuse of information at multiple levels of granularity: an entire topic, a set of steps or individual step; a g p , p p; glossary entry ( y y (term + definition) • Separates content from formatting – Different groups/formats can point to the same piece of content without g reformatting or retagging the information – Enables dynamic transformation of data If XML can do all this, why do we need XML standards for technical documentation? y 7 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  8. 8. Need for XML standards for technical documentation • Document-centric XML didn’t grow nearly as fast as data-centric XML. XML standards bodies focused more on d data-centric standards. i d d • Home-built DTDs a challenge “Companies often spend tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars developing p p p g custom DTDs, yet they often turn out to be inflexible and costly to maintain” - JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services • Need for more collaborative authoring within and across organizations 8 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  9. 9. XML standards for technical documentation • Two “popular” open source standards – DocBook – DITA • Each standard takes fundamentally different approaches • DocBook – Best suited for linear content: books and articles. – DTD covers all possible authoring requirements. – Does not support truly modular content. pp y – Incomplete reuse and cross-referencing mechanisms – Difficult to customize the DocBook DTD. Customization is through hiding of elements that are not required. g g Does DITA solve core documentation challenges? 9 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  10. 10. What is DITA? • DITA = Darwin Information Typing Architecture • Developed by IBM • Now an OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) standard – Current version: 1 1 1.1 “We propose the XML-based Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) as an end-to-end architecture for creating and delivering modular technical information.” — Michael Priestley, IBM 10 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  11. 11. High-Level DITA Architecture • DITA XML architecture is based on a Topic DTD and a Map DTD • DITA information architecture is based on topics ─ units of information that serve as building blocks for all content • DITA maps assemble topics for specific documentation deliverables 11 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  12. 12. Core design principles of DITA • Topic orientation – Discrete units of information covering a specific subject with a specific intent • Topic granularity – Topics combine with other topics into information sets • Consistency y – DITA DTDs guarantee that DITA information types follow identical information structures • Separation of content (specific topics) from context (links to other topics, files, topics files navigation) – Not just separation of content from formatting!! • Inheritance – Has a top level “generic” information type from which other types inherit top-level generic their structures • Specialization – Ability to extend basic information types for special uses y yp p 12 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  13. 13. Topics in DITA Topic: a unit of information that is meaningful when it stands alone alone. 13 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  14. 14. About DITA topics • A chunk of information specific to a single subject. • Short enough to be specific to a single subject or answer a single question. • Long enough to make sense on its own and be authored as a unit unit. • Each topic must follow the rules for a specific information type. yp • DITA prescribes three information types: – Concept – T k Task – Reference • Topic files can have the .dita or .xml extension p 14 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  15. 15. Information types in DITA DITA’s base information type Conceptual or overview information Reference information Procedural, step- Can I have a topic that has a by-step information mix of information types? 15 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  16. 16. Why only 3 information types? • Standards like Information Mapping have six information types: – Procedure – Process – Structure – Concept – Principle – Fact • IBM itself had 12 information types before DITA: – Conceptual C t l – Error – General Reference – Glossary – Language Reference g g – Mapping – Orientation – Sample – Task – Troubleshooting – UI Reference – Walkthrough/Tutorial Why only three information types in DITA? 16 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  17. 17. Why only 3 information types in DITA? • DITA considers that other information types are basically derivatives of the three core information types: Concept, Task d R f T k and Reference. • If required, you can customize the core information types to derive other information types using DITA specialization. • Bottomline: DITA does not claim to cover all requirements. It covers a base set or requirements and allow other requirements to be covered by extensions. 17 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  18. 18. Concept topics • Concept topics introduce the background or overview information for task or reference topics. • Concept topics should not describe task or reference information. • Concept topics have the restriction that following a section or example, only other sections or examples are permitted as content. This ensures that readers are not confused about the content between sections or examples. • Chunking rule: In a concept topic, explain only one topic concept. 18 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  19. 19. Concept topic structure <concept> <title> <titlealts> <navtitle><searchtitle> <shortdesc> <prolog> <conbody> <section> | <example> <related-links> 19 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  20. 20. Concept topic example 20 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  21. 21. Task topics • Task topics describe the steps of a particular task, or provide an overview of a higher-level task. • Task topics should not describe conceptual or reference information. • Chunking rule: In a task topic describe how to do only topic, one task. 21 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  22. 22. Task topic structure <task> <title> <titlealts> <shortdesc> <prolog> p g <taskbody> <prereq> <context> <steps> <result> <example> <postreq> <related-links> 22 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  23. 23. Task topic example 23 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  24. 24. Reference topics • Reference topics provide quick access to facts. They describe product features, commands, and so on. • Information needed for deeper understanding of a reference topic or to perform related procedures should be provided in a concept or task topic topic. • Reference topics should be designed for quick scanning of information using lists, tables, and such. • Reference topics should not describe conceptual or task information. • Chunking rule: In a reference topic explain only one topic, subject─for example, explain only one command. 24 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  25. 25. Reference topic structure <reference> <title> <titlealts> <shortdesc> <prolog> p g <refbody> <example> | <section> | <refsyn> | <table> | <simpletable> | <properties> p p <related-links> 25 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  26. 26. Reference topic example 26 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  27. 27. Why structure topics by information type? • Benefits for Writers – Standard, consistent structures for authoring content – Writers can use topic types to more effectively outline information needs d – Helps to analyze information according to the purpose or function it serves for the reader – Organizing common types of information with topics help writers spend more ti time f focused on authoring content d th i t t – Choice for selecting the best and most consistent way to present information, based on information type – Identify missing information – Breaking down information into chunks helps in better planning and work distribution among writers • Benefits for Users/Readers – Standard content structure helps readers to quickly identify a topic’s topic s purpose – Readers learn and retain different types of information better when they are written in a consistent, predictable way 27 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  28. 28. DITA Maps DITA maps assemble topics into a coherent set for documentation deliverables deliverables. 28 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  29. 29. About DITA maps • Ability to reuse and repurpose the same content for different deliverable types and for deliverables for different audiences and products. diff di d d • Maps can include DITA topic (.dita) files, XML (.xml), files, files HTML files PDFs and more files, PDFs, more. • Same topic can be referred to more than once in a map or in different maps. • Maps can be nested into other maps to build documentation deliverables. • Maps can be combined together manually or using scripts during the production process. • DITA map files have the .ditamap extension. p p 29 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  30. 30. Different deliverables using DITA maps Quick Topic 1 Start Guide Topic 2 User Guide Topic 3 Reference Topic 4 30 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  31. 31. Different formats using DITA maps 31 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  32. 32. Map structure <map> <topichead> <topicref> <reltable> <anchor> <navref> <topicgroup> <topicmeta> 32 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  33. 33. DITA Map example • Example of DITA map in XMetaL 33 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  34. 34. DITA maps do more!! • Separate of content (specific topics) from context (links to other topics, files, navigation) – Links are specified in the DITA map and not in the topic file itself. Helps topics remain p p p p p “stand alone”. – Links are automatically generated for the topics from the DITA maps. Helps automatically update links if topic title or topic file location changes. • Build a relationship table to generate “related topics” links – Goes beyond sequential ordering – Similar to creating cross references, but moves linking mechanism from content into the map – Links are generated only in the output version of the topics – Increases reusability—no broken links when taking a piece of content out of context • Sets properties of the topic at a position within the hierarchy – Properties include the title and metadata – Can change the topic title relative to the parent topic – Metadata can identify a topic as advanced for one deliverable and basic for another • Can provide multiple views on the same topics: by product, by task, by topic type, audience and so on. 34 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  35. 35. Metadata Support in DITA 35 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  36. 36. Metadata support in DITA • DITA supports a variety of standard and custom metadata: – Author information – Copyright information – Product information – Resource IDs for help systems – Document tracking information – Audience information – Keywords – Custom metadata (otherprops) • Metadata is supported using the <prolog> element in topics and <topicmeta> in maps. • Metadata at every level !! 36 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  37. 37. Metadata elements within <prolog> element <prolog> <author> (name of topic’s author) <copyright> <critdates> (document tracking information) <permissions> <publisher> <source> <metadata> <audience> (intended audience) type=“user | purchaser | administrator | … | other” othertype= job=“installing | customizing | administering | … | other” otherjob= experiencelevel=“novice | general | expert” <category> (content category used for grouping topics) <keywords> (keywords for search engines) <prodinfo> <othermeta> 37 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  38. 38. Reuse in DITA 38 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  39. 39. Reuse in DITA • Reuse flows from the topic-based paradigm – Topics can be reused in different contexts – Topics from multiple components can be integrated as a solution • Reuse methods – Element level Element-level reuse with <conref> – Topic-level reuse with <topicref> – Map-level reuse with <navref> and <anchorref> – Conditional reuse C diti l 39 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  40. 40. Element level reuse with <conref> • Conrefs are a way to reference content from the same or another DITA file Example – Code in source file source.dita: <step id="commonstep"><cmd>This step exists in a common file and is added p p p with a conref.</cmd></step> – Code in target file B: <step conref=“source.dita#task/commonstep"><cmd></cmd></step> Note that the <cmd> tags are included even through they will be replaced by the conreffed information. 40 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  41. 41. Conditional reuse • DITA gives you four ways of tagging conditionally using AND/OR logic: – Audience – Platform – Product – Otherprops Example: The king and queen of Olympus are <ph audience="greek">Zeus</ph><ph audience="roman">Jupiter</ph> di " k">Z </ h>< h di " ">J it </ h> and <ph audience="greek">Hera</ph><ph audience="roman">Juno</ph>. – When audience= greek is set to include this reads audience=“greek” include, The king and queen of Olympus are Zeus and Hera. – When audience=“roman” is set to include, this reads The king a d quee o O y pus a e Jup te a d Ju o e g and queen of Olympus are Jupiter and Juno. 41 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  42. 42. Specialization in DITA 42 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  43. 43. Topics inherit from DITA’s base “Topic”… …making it possible to extend through specialization. 43 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  44. 44. Specialization • Inheritance means that new document structures don’t break don t publishing toolchains • Specialization can occur in topics, maps, or domains 44 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  45. 45. Specialization: Specializing Topics • Topic is the core. • Each specialization is a delta in design, and if it needs special processing that's a delta too. 45 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  46. 46. Specialization: Specializing Maps • While DITA maps are flexible by default, you can use map specialization to define or enforce a particular type of sequence. sequence 46 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  47. 47. Specialization: Specializing Domains • DITA domains extend DITA with a set of elements whose names and content models are unique to an organization or field of knowledge. For example, you may have elements specific to documenting software. d ti ft • Specialization lets domain-specific elements inherit from existing elements. 47 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  48. 48. DITA Tools 48 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  49. 49. DITA tools • Modeling tools – IBM Task Modeler-for creating DITA maps ( p (http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/taskmodeler) p ) • Authoring tools – Arbortext Epic Editor (http://www.ptc.com/) – XMetal (http://www.justsystems.com/) – Syntext Serna (http://www.syntext.com) – FrameMaker 8 with Adobe FrameMaker 8 Plug-in for DITA Open Toolkit (http://www.adobe.com/devnet/framemaker/fm8_opentoolkit.html) (http://www adobe com/devnet/framemaker/fm8 opentoolkit html) – DITA Storm (browser-based DITA editor) (http://www.ditastorm.com/onlineDitaEditor.html) • Production tools – DITA Open Toolkit (http://dita-ot.sourceforge.net/) • Content management systems – Astoria CMS, EMC Documentum, PTC Windchill, SiberLogic Sibersafe, Vasont CMS …. V t 49 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  50. 50. IBM Task Modeler for DITA maps • IBM was using Rational Rose XDE Developer for content modeling • Need for a customized modeling tool resulted in the IBM Task Modeler: http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/taskmodeler http://www alphaworks ibm com/tech/taskmodeler • Eclipse-based plugin for modeling tasks and designing DITA maps 50 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  51. 51. DITA Open Toolkit: the DITA production pipeline • Provides the th i P id th authoring and production i f t t d d ti infrastructure f DITA for DITA. • Open source: http://dita-ot.sourceforge.net/ • Supported outputs: – HTML – XHTML – Eclipse help – HTML Help p – Java Help – PDF using XSL-FO 51 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  52. 52. DITA Open Toolkit • Consists of DTD, XML schema, stylesheets, samples, and documentation for DITA. • Open source infrastructure • Ant for builds • FOP for XSL-FO to PDF • Xalan or Saxon for XSL-T processing to HTML/xHTML output • Java 52 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  53. 53. DITA Resources 53 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  54. 54. DITA Resources • DITA Standard OASIS DITA Technical Committee http://www.oasis- open.org/committees/dita / i /di • DITA Articles – XML Cover Pages: http://xml coverpages org/dita html http://xml.coverpages.org/dita.html – DITA Users: http://www.ditausers.org/ – http://dita.xml.org – http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-dita1/ htt // 128 ib /d l k / l/lib / dit 1/ – http://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow?q=DITA • Books on DITA – Introduction to DITA: A User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture by Jen Linton and Kylene Bruski, Comtech Services ( http://www.comtech-serv.com/dita.shtml ) p 54 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  55. 55. DITA Resources • DITA Demos / Webinars – FrameMaker 8 Deep Dive: DITA Topic-based authoring https://admin.adobe.acrobat.com/_a227210/p76122134/ htt // d i d b b t / 227210/ 76122134/ – <several> • DITA User Groups p – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dita-users/ – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/framemaker-dita/ – http://dita xml org/user groups http://dita.xml.org/user-groups 55 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  56. 56. Real life DITA examples • WebSphere Application Server Documentation http://www- 306.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/was/library/ 306 ibm com/software/webservers/appserv/was/library/ • Adobe Creative Suite documentation • Adobe Acrobat documentation • Apache Derby documentation • Eclipse documentation 56 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  57. 57. DITA Demo 57 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
  58. 58. Use DITA maps for content Typical DITA workflow modeling !! 1. Identify the task topics. 2. Identify the concept and reference topics needed to support the task topics. 3. Create the topics. 4. Use 4 U DITA maps to assemble t i f each t bl topics for h documentation deliverable. 5. Publish and deliver the content. Architect Write Build Eclipse help JavaHelp HTMLHelp Web pages Books & PDFs Learning Information Topics Build Outputs Architecture Maps Map 58 August 9, 2009 Cadence Confidential: Cadence Internal Use Only
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  60. 60. Thanks for your p y participation!! p
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