Migrating HTML to DITA, Part 1, Simple steps to move from HTML to DITA

Get a quick start with DITA using available HTML topics

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Robert Anderson, Don Day, and Erik Hennum

Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: January 31, 2005

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) has emerged as a standard topic-oriented document architecture. DITA holds many advantages over information authored directly in HTML, including better reuse, easily changed presentation styles, and easy single sourcing. This article, the first of two parts, explains how to get a quick start with DITA using HTML topics that are already available. It shows you how to use the provided XSLT transform to do the migration, and examines what is needed to ensure quality results.

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