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Subject: DITA-related proposals for Tekom
Below I have included brief summaries of my proposed presentation topics for OASIS Day at the German Tekom conference in November. I will submit these proposed topics by COB tomorrow, May 26, with the blessing of the TC. I have decided to propose two sessions (instead of one) for the DITA track. I would prefer to deliver the "DITA map" session, but am also proposing a general DITA overview in case none is offered by another speaker. -Alan -- Alan Houser, President Group Wellesley, Inc. 412-363-3481 www.groupwellesley.com ------------ Proposal #1: Introduction to the DITA Architecture This presentation provides an overview of the design and capabilities of DITA. The discussion will include: - Topic-oriented architecture and base topic types (task, concept, reference) - Reusing DITA content with the conref mechanism - Aggregating topics with DITA maps - Specifying related topics with DITA relation tables - Flagging and filtering DITA content with ditaval files - Customizing DITA through domain and structure specialization - Publishing DITA content with the DITA open toolkit - Benefits of DITA in modern publishing workflows ---- Proposal #2: Publishing DITA Topic Collections DITA maps provide powerful capabilities for managing and reusing DITA content in multiple deliverables and multiple contexts. Capabilities to be discussed include: - Specifying topic collections with DITA map files - Specifying sequential and hierarchical topic relationships - Using DITA relation tables to specify related topics - Using ditaval files for flagging and filtering DITA content - Using the bookmap specialization for print-oriented deliverables In each case, I will compare and contrast the capabilities of DITA with the capabilities of common legacy publishing tools.