Why choose XMLmind DITA
Converter rather than the DITA Open Toolkit?
deliverables out of the box.
The output of ditac is easy to customize:
- The XSLT stylesheets support a large number of parameters.
- The generated XHTML/HTML makes an extensive use of the
class attribute. This makes it easy customizing the generated
XHTML/HTML using CSS stylesheets.
- The generated XSL-FO (then converted to PDF, RTF, etc, by the means
of an XSL-FO processor such as Apache FOP) makes an extensive use of
- The complete separation between DITA preprocessing (written
in Java™) and DITA transformation (written in XSLT 2.0) leads to
pretty simple XSLT stylesheets. Therefore, redefining one or more XSLT
templates when needed to is not an intimidating task. More information.
- The stylesheets used to transform preprocessed DITA files are
written in XSLT 2.0, which
is at the same time easier to use and more powerful than XSLT 1.0.
large number of output formats, including Web Help, XHTML 5 and EPUB 3
containing SVG, MathML, audio, video and actions (e.g. click some
text to play a sound).
Tested against several XSL-FO processors: Apache FOP, Antenna House Formatter,
RenderX XEP, XMLmind XSL-FO Converter.
Easy to embed in any Java™
Extensible through plug-ins.
XMLmind DITA Converter has been developed in order
to be integrated in the following XMLmind commercial products:
As such, XMLmind DITA Converter is professionally developed
software, well tested, well documented and
Some good reasons to keep
using the DITA Open Toolkit
The DITA Open
Toolkit is the de facto reference implementation of
several years, thus well-known by consultants.
A number of useful plug-ins are