|The DITA documentation process|
XSL-T and XSL-FO are the technologies that underpin most DITA publishing tools.
DITA content can be published to a range of output reading formats using a number of tools. The publishing tools, or DITA processors, use a number of different technologies.
The processing involves a number of steps that interpret ditamaps, resolve conref transclusion elements, resolve cross-references, apply formatting numbering and labels, and map DITA elements to output format elements.
Figure 1 shows an overview of the tools and upper-level processes involved in converting DITA to PDF.
Overview of typical DITA transformation to PDF