About Public DTDs
There are a multitude of public domain standards to choose from. These standards are not only free; they’re also widely used, which means that there are lots of tools available to make using these DTDs easier. Their widespread use also makes it possible to transfer data between your own projects or even among other organizations.
Public DTDs include S1000D, DITA, DocBook, the NLM journal publishing DTD, and TEI/TEI Lite.
- DocBook versus DITA: Will the Real Standard Please Stand Up?
More than a decade ago DocBook became the standard for the few brave souls forging ahead in XML publications. DocBook offered a cheaper and more efficient way to publish to multiple formats. Single-sourcing became a reality for hardware and software companies. However, in recent years, many in technical documentation publications have proclaimed DITA as the standard for XML documentation. DITA offered architecture in which to create and publish structured content. (1/2010)