> Preface: I am trying to learn Structured Frame, XML and DITA - it's
> all new to me.
Then trying to learn them concurrently with probably result in a poor
outcome. You should consider learning XML first, then how FrameMaker is
able to deal with XML data, then learn how DITA can be one type of XML
that FrameMaker can deal with. The third one might be some way down the
track though, if at all. Also, if you're only using DITA because it
means that you don't have to fiddle with the setup too much, then I
doubt if you need XML at all.
Why don't you tell us what you're trying to achieve instead of how
you're trying to do it?