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Don Day
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Why topicref might be one of DITA's most important features: http://ditaperday.com/blog/the-topicref-element/
Among the cards you carry with you daily, you are likely to have credit cards, loyalty cards, insurance and library cards, and more. Each one is associated by your name or other identifier to a member profile in a database. Besides your unique identifier, each profile of yours also records your ...
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A new DITA per Day post and another twisted insight on DITA's back story: http://ditaperday.com/blog/the-linkinfo-element/
One of the elements that is unique to the linklist structure is also one of the least understood: the linkinfo element. The DITA 1.2 Spec itself merely says that it lets you “place a descriptive paragraph after the links that are contained in a linklist element.” But a linklist already allows ...
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Just published on the revamped DITA per Day blog, a zany look at DITA's linkpool element: http://ditaperday.com/blog/the-linkpool-element/ #techcomm 
Every few years, as elections for government offices come around, voters come out to the election centers and line up to cast ballots for their favorite candidates out of a pool of names. The tally of votes represents a form of ranking and selection for that pool of candidates.
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This is what I'll be doing later today (Wednesday). Doing the science experiments that hopefully lead to new cures and world peace. Hope you can make it!
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I've launched a new "DITA for the Web" category on the DITA per Day blog, covering new ventures for DITA. http://contelligencegroup.com/ditaperday/what-is-dita-for-the-web/
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New post in the DITA per Day blog, about situational context for visitors to your content: the linktext element.
All links can be seen as having a human-facing component and a computer-facing component. Computers need only the name of a resource in order to form a fully qualified URL or link to it. But human readers obviously need to know something about that resource in order to decide whether to navigate ...
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Rendering DITA in WordPress. OMG, this is fun, albeit a bit of a bumpy road.
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A nice parlor trick but limited in use compared to processing earlier in the request. I need to write a blog update about "DITA as source vs as component."
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On June 12 I'm giving an Adobe-hosted #TechComm Webinar on #DITA Information Modeling. Lead-up post: High Octane Documents http://t.co/3UjmOoFgGi
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This article aligns so well with the "Hole in the Web Architecture" principle that drove my last year's messaging about DITA for the Web... there are reasons on both the business level and process level for considering the role of schema-guided activities in creating and delivering Web content. What I've done with DITA (my web site is all dynamically-rendered DITA content) has been done by others (do a View Source on http://skechers.com for an example of in-browser delivery). A shared structured content architecture above the silo level has huge implications for the growth of web applications and user experience with adaptive content. Jeff Eaton's article is balanced and insightful--I recommend it.
As we attempt to combine multi-device design requirements with complex, media-rich narratives, we’ve hit the wall. The chunky, fields-and-templates approach we’ve developed can’t save us from the mismatch between our content and HTML’s descriptive tools. The good news is we don’t have to convert all our projects to XML to learn from the XML community’s wisdom. By using custom elements and properties to represent content’s meaning, transforming it...
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"DITA for the Web" is not necessarily about publishing DITA content to the Web in the usual forms such as for information centers or web help. Rather, the Web has changed since DITA's introduction, and some new publishing opportunities are emerging. In this upcoming webinar I'll cover these trends and hint at what's to come as structured content meets the emerging new Web. Hope you can make it!
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That stack of business cards you are sorting is like links in #DITA . Sort of. http://lnkd.in/rYp-ia
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  • New Mexico State University
    MA, Technical and Professional Writing
  • New Mexico State University
    BA, English and Journalism
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Helping to make DITA XML practical
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  • Contelligence Group
    Co-founder, Consultant, 2012 - present
  • Learning by Wrote
    Owner, Consultant, 2010 - 2012
  • IBM
    Senior Software Engineer, 1984 - 2010
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