Release of free, open source, XMLmind DITA Converter 3.13

March 8, 2023

Submitted by Hussein SHAFIE, XMLmind Software.

Release of free, open source, XMLmind DITA Converter 3.13


  • Some topicrefs do not point to any topic and essentially consist in a title (navtitle attribute or topicmeta/navtitle element). For example (part and chapter are topicrefs): <part> <topicmeta> <navtitle>User guide</navtitle> <shortdesc>Everything you need to know about Gizmo.</shortdesc> </topicmeta> <chapter href="intro.dita"/> ... </part>

    When converting a map containing such topicrefs to other formats, previous versions of ditac used to just consider the title of the topicref and to ignore any other topicmeta. Now the topicmeta/shortdesc content, if any, also appears in the output.

  • Upgraded Saxon to version 11.5.
  • Upgraded XMLResolver to version 5.1.1.
  • Upgraded XMLmind Web Help Compiler (whc for short) to version 3.4.0.

Bug fixes:

  • Embedding images in a DITA file using "data:" URLs (e.g. <image href="data:image/svg+xml;base64,PD94b...ZnPgo="/>) somewhat worked but:
    • ditac reported a false "invalid value for attribute href" error when the -validate command-line option was used.
    • Resizing such images using the image/@scale attribute caused ditac to report a "Cannot determine the size of image 'data:image/...+Cg==': unknown protocol: data" error and such images were not scaled.

More information in http://www.xmlmind.com/ditac/changes.html

Download from http://www.xmlmind.com/ditac/download.shtml

What is XMLmind DITA Converter?

XMLmind DITA Converter (ditac for short) is a serious alternative to the DITA Open Toolkit.

Out of the box, ditac allows to convert the most complex DITA 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 documents to production-quality XHTML 1.0, XHTML 1.1, HTML 4.01, (X)HTML 5, Web Help, HTML Help, Eclipse Help, EPUB 2, EPUB 3, PDF, PostScript®, RTF, WordprocessingML (Word 2003+), Office Open XML (.docx, Word 2007+), OpenDocument (.odt, OpenOffice/LibreOffice 2+).

Like the DITA OT, ditac is free, open source, software.

Home page: http://www.xmlmind.com/ditac/


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