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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: plugin for DITA
Date Sat, 04 Dec 2004 19:38:31 GMT
Dave Brondsema wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
> 
>>
>>
>> Dave Brondsema wrote:
>>
>>> Ross Gardler wrote:
>>>
>>>> scott hutinger wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> It will take a bit to figure it all out, as it goes from a strange 
>>>>> .dtd to other items.  Is this all going through the pipeline, or 
>>>>> would it be multiple plugins.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I couldn't be certain without knowing more about DITA, but I'll give 
>>>> the generic answer:
>>>>
>>>> I have heard of DITA once before. In that thread it was mentioned 
>>>> that there are a set of DITA to HTML XLST stylesheets. It would, 
>>>> probably, be best to leverage those and not convert to Forrests xdoc 
>>>> format.
>>>>
>>>> I would *guess* you need to:
>>>>
>>>> DITA --> HTML --> XDoc --> Forrest site
>>>>      /\        /\       /\
>>>>      1         2        3
>>>>
>>>> 1 would be the DITA XSLT's
>>>>
>>>> 2 would be the .xsl
>>>>
>>>> 3 is the normal Forrest stuff
>>>>
>>>> 1 & 2 would be your DITA input plugin.
>>>>
>>>
>>> 2 is part of forrest core so the DITA input plugin should only do 1.  
>>> Right?
>>

...

> What I wanted to make clear is that the input plugin can produce an html 
> document and that is enough.  It does not have to do the conversion to 
> our current intermediate format (xdoc).

+1

Ross

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