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Subject: Re: [docbook] RE: [docbook-apps] db 5 and Dita anyone?

The sharing of xml content, I'm talking about implies having the  
stylesheets to render it in a useful form. With specialization in  
DITA, the idea is that every computer could be installed with the  
default stylesheets that could give you a rough draft output of the  
xml document that you received from someone else - as long as they  
used DITA..

I don't see that as a very strong business case for most companies...

I'd speculate that the technology could evolve where the stylesheet  
could be embedded within the xml to render it seamlessly when  
necessary instead..


On May 10, 2008, at 12:05 AM, Dave Pawson wrote:

> Rajal Shah wrote:
>> The one business need that DITA is trying to solve with  
>> specialization - based on all my discussions with the DITA experts  
>> - is that it allows you to share/distribute your xml content files  
>> without having to distribute the stylesheets.
> Docbook does that already? Why can't I share a chapter/section/sectN?
> I've not heard a use case for 'specialization' yet on this thread
> (Other than 'they do it' it must be good).
> The Xinclude overhead is likely a low use case soluable by
> more processing power when needed. Or use entities.
> regards
> -- 
> Dave Pawson
> http://www.dpawson.co.uk

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