DITA Reuse Strategies
“What is this illusive concept of “reuse”? Can it be quantified? This presentation will explore the numerous ways to achieve content reuse in DITA starting with plain content references, DITA 1.2 keys and conkeyrefs, conref push, conditional profiling, and ending with reuse of entire publications and a preview of possible DITA 1.3 benefits for content reuse. For each technique, we’ll analyze small examples and discuss best practices and limitations. This presentation will cover most of the support that the DITA standard has for reuse (at the element, topic,or map level). Based on the presenter’s personal experience in helping DITA writers, each technique will have a best practices section.
What can attendees expect to learn?
This presentation covers most of the support the DITA standard has for reuse (‘either or’ element, or at topic or map level). Based on the presenter’s personal experience in helping DITA writers. Each technique will have a best practices section.
Meet the Presenter
Radu Coravu started working more than 10 years ago as a software developer for SyncRO Soft Ltd., the manufacturer of the popular Oxygen XML Editor. During the last couple of years, his main focus has been in the development of the visual XML Author editing environment and of the specific DITA support provided by Oxygen. He provides tech support for complex integrations and helps steer the product in the right direction, all this with some Java development on the side.