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From Jeff Levitt <jlev...@mutagen.net>
Subject Re: Derby documentation in XML DITA
Date Sun, 05 Dec 2004 19:26:24 GMT

--- "Jean T. Anderson" <jta@bristowhill.com> wrote:
> 
> The number of source files actually goes up for
> dita. For example, the
> Getting Started guide currently has 27 files, which
> increases to 34 dita
> files -- and it makes sense that this would happen
> since there is one
> topic per file. The situation would improve for dita
> because there would
> be fewer files on output -- unless somebody wanted
> one built file per
> topic, which I think is unlikely. 

Actually Jean, there may be more cases of people
transforming to one file per topic than most people
think.  If you build an infocenter motif, basically a
framed help site with the nav tree on the left and
content on the right, most likely that is how you
would do it.  And the other docs will increase in
number of files way more than the Getting Started
Guide.  The reference manual will be divided by
functions, procedures, etc. for example.  Hundreds of
files.  Scott, does building a plugin for Forrest in
0.7 get around this huge time lag in rebuilding each
time with a bunch of files?

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