[NTG-context] Experience with DITA XML or XSL/FO

Jan Tosovsky j.tosovsky at email.cz
Sun May 25 22:26:21 CEST 2014


Hi Mica,

> I won't make enough (or any) money to justify the very 
> expensive license for Antenna House or XEP, thus they are not
> really an option. I find FOP to be really sub par.

I fully understand. I was exactly in the same situation few months ago and
also found ConTeXt as the only option for my needs. Welcome to the club :-)

> My basic work flow would have to be DITA XML > DITA OpenToolkit (build
> process) > ??? > ConTeXt > PDF, where ??? could be some Toolkit XML
> output, XHTML, HTML5, FO.

In your case I would fork 'dbcontext' stylesheets and adapt them to the DITA
vocabulary (reasonable subset). If the Tooolkit is really 'Open', it
shouldn't be so hard to integrate this new stuff into it. The build process
would simply generate the ConTeXt source file. 

Even forking of something already done means lot of work so I suggested
switching to DocBook instead to reduce this effort significantly.

Regards, Jan




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