OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

dita message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Re: [dita] Which version of the DITA 1.2 spec do you use, and why?

I only use the - downloaded - PDF.

CHM is out of the question - I work on a Mac and don't even want to figure out how to open CHMs on my machine. Opening the PDF from the website is only required once, then save it and it opens in seconds. Using Adobe Reader does not help much in opening and navigating the PDF, though. Using Preview is so much more user-friendly. When I open the same PDF next time, Preview takes me right back where I left off last time, which is very often a good pick.

Anything hosted on a website tends to be slow and prone to all kinds of internet-related problems.



JANG Communication
Coaching - Copywriting - Consulting
Amsterdam - Netherlands
Tel.  +31 20 755 8466
Cell +31 6 5478 1632

On 12 sep. 2012, at 16:48, Bissantz, Debra wrote:

> We have a CHM version saved on a server for all of our writers to reference.
> I usually use the HTML version because it opens automatically from the OASIS site. I can maneuver through this version with little difficulty. Searching the HTML presents the same issue Kris mentions for the PDF. But, I guess I don’t really search the spec that often.
> I’ve tried the PDF on occasion. For me, opening the PDF from the OASIS site takes close to 7 minutes. I can usually have my answer from the HTML by that time.
> - Deb
> From: dita@lists.oasis-open.org [mailto:dita@lists.oasis-open.org] On Behalf Of Kristen James Eberlein
> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:29 AM
> Subject: [dita] Which version of the DITA 1.2 spec do you use, and why?
> The DITA 1.2 spec was delivered in the following formats:
> 	• XHTML hosted on the OASIS Web site
> 	• CHM
> 	• PDF
> 	• DITA source
> 	• ZIP of XHTML file that can be used locally (late addition, available from TC home page, probably no one knows about it)
> Which format do you use? If you use multiple formats, when and why?
> -- 
> Best,
> Kris
> Kristen James Eberlein
> Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting
> Co-chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
> Charter member, OASIS DITA Adoption Committee
> www.eberleinconsulting.com
> +1 919 682-2290; kriseberlein (skype)

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]