Alan: 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. About DITA 2006 -- http://www.travelthepath.com/conf/ About Michael Priestley -- http://www.travelthepath.com/conf/MichaelPriestley25.html ================================== The Content Wrangler Scott Abel, Content Management Strategist 3421 Crystal Lakes Ct., Sarasota FL 34235 abelsp at netdirect.net 941-359-3416 www.thecontentwrangler.com ======================== Recent posts to TheContentWrangler.com ~ $3,500 A Page: ?Six Degrees of Documentation? ~ Whitepaper - Planning for DITA Success: How to Set Up the Right Team and the Right Strategy ~ Structured RSS Feeds Help Search Engines ~ DITA 2006 Conference Boasts Big Speakers, Sponsors ~ Webinar: Global Content Management Success at Siemens Medical ~ Free 2006 Semantic Technologies Conference Tickets ~ New Indianapolis DITA User Group Announced ~ The Next Big Thing In Searching On Feb 3, 2006, at 2:00 AM, framers-request at lists.frameusers.com 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 > (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dita-users/message/1081). My anecdotal > experience matches Michael's -- that about half of all implementations > use the DITA DTD "out of the box" for content authoring.