Generating HTML5 from DITA

pault
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Generating HTML5 from DITA

Post by pault » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:30 am

I would like to develop for HTML5 from DITA source. Basically we need two columns with the TOC being in one column and content in the other. What is the best way to go about this with Oxygen 15?

Thanks

Paul

Radu
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Re: Generating HTML5 from DITA

Post by Radu » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:11 pm

Hi Paul,

HTML 5 comes with new elements like section which can be used to improve the structure of HTML documents but this does not mean that it offers an out of the box (no Javascript) solution to present documents in a TOC-like fashion.
Oxygen uses the DITA Open Toolkit for publishing, the bundled DITA OT in Oxygen is located in the folder:

OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR/frameworks/dita/DITA-OT

The DITA For Publishers project has experimental support for producing HTML 5 content from DITA sources.
You could try to install its plugins in Oxygen's bundled DITA OT and try it out:

http://dita4publishers.sourceforge.net/ ... tions.html
http://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/ug-oxygen/ ... lugin.html

Oxygen already offers out of the box a solution to publish DITA to WebHelp but it does not yet use any new feature introduced in HTML 5.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
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http://www.oxygenxml.com

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