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Subject: Re: [dita] Which version of the DITA 1.2 spec do you use, and why?
I use the online XHTML at OASIS - bookmark the main page, and search that page when I need to find an element. It makes search easy, as well as sending bookmarks. During pre-specification reviews, I use mostly the CHM or other local XHTML formats (specifically the download zip of XHTML with frames), because at those times I do more non-sequential jumping around in the TOC. We've made use of the DITA source files to integrate element descriptions into other tools. Robert D Anderson IBM Authoring Tools Development Chief Architect, DITA Open Toolkit (http://dita-ot.sourceforge.net/) From: Adrian Warman <Adrian.Warman@uk.ibm.com> To: Kristen James Eberlein <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com Date: 09/12/2012 12:37 Subject: Re: [dita] Which version of the DITA 1.2 spec do you use, and why? Sent by: <firstname.lastname@example.org> The Calibre conversion tool can convert from various formats (including CHM) to many ebook formats (including epub). You have to use a fairly recent version of Calibre, however. Many of the version supplied as standard in Linux repositories (such as Ubuntu) are very back-level. For the specific question of which version I use, I like having the PDF version available, but for quick and easy (interactive) reference I prefer the XHTML version, or an epub version for local / offline emergency reference use. Thanks, Adrian Adrian Warman, BSc, PhD Information Architect User Technologies Department, IBM United Kingdom Limited MP 095, Hursley Park, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2JN Tel/Fax: +44-1962-819176, Internal: 37249176, Mobile: +44-709-206-2176 Internet: Adrian.Warman@uk.ibm.com Google+: Adrian Warman Twitter: @AdrianWarman From: Kristen James Eberlein <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Date: 09/12/2012 04:34 PM Subject: Re: [dita] Which version of the DITA 1.2 spec do you use, and why? Sent by: <email@example.com> I use the CHM file primarily. Once saved, it's available on-line and has a search and index view. I can search across the entire spec. I also can print out a topic collection. I use the XHTML files (online from OASIS) when I want to send a link to someone. I do not use the PDF. I would be interested in having an ePub or other mobile format for easy use on my iPhone and iPad. 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) On 9/12/2012 11:02 AM, Chris Nitchie wrote: I use the XHTML on the OASIS website for two main reasons. 1. I can quickly Ctrl+F and find the topics I’m looking for in the front-page TOC. 2. I can easily e-mail links to relevant sections to people. Chris From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Kristen James Eberlein Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 10:29 AM To: DITA TC 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) Unless stated otherwise above: IBM United Kingdom Limited - Registered in England and Wales with number 741598. Registered office: PO Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3AU