The April 2008 issue of the STC Intercom magazine is dedicated to DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture).
I’m pleased that the Building a DITA-Wiki Hybrid article that I co-authored with Lisa Dyer and Michael Priestly is available online for free to anyone, STC member or non-member. The article discusses these three ideas for merging DITA and wiki technologies:
- DITA Storm, an online DITA editor with an edit button on each page. While it’s not quite a DITA wiki, it seems like it could become one with some RSS notification and comment or discussion ability on each page.
- Wikislices are a cross-section of a wiki such as Wikipedia, currently created with school curriculum in mind. Michael Priestly and I are working on a team to find ways to use DITA maps to manage and build wikislices.
- Lisa Dyer has implemented DITA as a single-source with wiki as output for a documentation site housed behind a Lombardi customer support login.
I’d love to hear your comments on the article here and any other ideas you have seen for a DITA-wiki hybrid.