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DocBook and DITA
- From: "Rajal Shah" <rajal at meshsoftware dot com>
- To: <docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org>
- Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 09:57:00 -0700
- Subject: DocBook and DITA
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I was amazed and frustrated to hear people
downplaying Docbook over DITA at a conference I attended this week on XML
documentation and CMS.
I figure this group would be the ideal place to
pose this question:
1. What is the opinion on DITA?
2. Does DITA share inline elements at least with
Docbook? (para, bullets etc.) What is the point in redefining those in DITA
again if they were already done in DOCBOOK and since both of these standards are
part of OASIS.
3. DITA has this inheritance concept and base their
stylesheet templates of the class attribute instead of the element name in the
source.. That way you can share the XSl and XSL-FO of the parent element even if
you customize/specialize the class. That does sound like a good concept.. What
do people think about it? Does DOCBOOK have anything similar to it?
4. DITA has limited support for XSDs and no
suppport for RelaxNG.. They are still in the DTD world. I've initiated the
schema technology thread a couple of months back on this mailing list and we all
universally agreed that DOCBOOK recommends the newer technologies.. DITA was
strongly advocating just the opposite at the conference.. Any