Those are great comments and bring up some valid points. It will be 
interesting to see how Michael Priestley addresses these in his 
upcoming DITA workshop -- Introduction to DITA -- at the upcoming DITA 
2006 conference this March. I've jotted these issues down and hope to 
get Michael to address them in the workshop.

Hope to see you there.

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On Feb 3, 2006, at 2:00 AM, framers-request at wrote:

> I've valued your opinions over the years, but I must take exception to
> your assessments of both DITA and DocBook. DITA architect Michael
> Priestley (a co-author of the 2001 paper you cited) has more recently
> addressed the misconception that DITA is an exchange format, not an
> authoring format
> ( My anecdotal
> experience matches Michael's -- that about half of all implementations
> use the DITA DTD "out of the box" for content authoring.

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