This is a break from our posts about markup, but if you’re going to do DITA, you should also be able to figure out what it’s costing your company.
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DITA enables reuse on many levels. This post discusses some tactics for reusing topics. Read more
Like many great questions, the answer to “how small is too small for conditional content” is – it depends. If the content will be translated, then mitigating future translation costs is a key factor. Read more
- Use the keyref mechanism for Read more
Keyrefs make extensive content reuse easier to maintain and enable sophisticated conditional processing (profiling) of content. Read more
When the content of your conref needs to change — as in for different audiences or for different products — conditions enable your conref to adapt!
You should, however, consider using Read more
Ongoing content audits, or – as we prefer to call it – markup mentoring bridges the gap from your DITA plan to your DITA implementation. Semantic markup mentoring will increase the effectiveness of your DITA content, reduce long term maintenance costs for content, and enable support for the fullest range of current and future publishing needs. Read more
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