Reuse can bring many content benefits to an organization including increased productivity, reduced costs, greater consistency, more usable content. But is reuse really realistic? Don’t you need to modify content for the channel (e.g., web, print) or the audience (e.g., region, product). (more…)
DITA is a standard that was created for Technical Publications. It is very clear, looking at the structure of the topics, particularly task and reference that it was designed for Tech Pubs. Not many marketing writers are going to refer to parameters and commands when writing their content. However, DITA was designed to be specialized. […]
That’s quite a question for the many of our clients who are approaching DITA. They recognize the value of moving to XML and the value of a topic-based approach to their content. But, they wrestle with a variation of the same question that has vexed everyone approaching an XML or SGML standard for content authoring.