All entries for XML

Publish DITA content at the click of a button: the DITA Open Toolkit

by Marion Knebel , Fabian Klopfer on December 07, 2023

Do you write and publish technical documentation in DITA-XML? It sounds easy: At the click of a button an XML authoring tool or content delivery portal magically creates a PDF, HTML documentation or WebHelp. But is it really that simple? What happens under the hood? And what if you want to customize the output format? The answer is the DITA Open Toolkit (DITA OT). more...

New knowledge article on creating a PDF from HTML with CSS

March 21, 2023

Martin Fiebig finished his studies of Technical Information Design and Technical Editing with a bachelor's thesis on the conversion of HTML or DITA XML files into PDF files. He wrote his thesis with a practical focus at parson. In the recently published knowledge article, he summarizes his findings. more...

Fonto and parson become partners

August 30, 2022

We are happy to announce our new partnership with Fonto. The Dutch technology company provides user-friendly and highly customizable solutions for editing and reviewing XML content that can be integrated into a number of CMS. more...

RDF is not XML – RDF Serialization and iiRDS Metadata

by Mark Schubert on December 04, 2018

The world of technical writing loves XML. Its document type definitions are the foundation of structured authoring. XML and the underlying schemas structure the content of our information products. The benefits are twofold. Content is consistently structured and easy to read. Authors have an easier time writing the content. The structure provides guidelines for authoring. more...