Presenter: Frank Miller
Date Recorded: October 28, 2010
A core reuse mechanism in DITA, the conref enables reuse of information at the map, topic, and element level. The DITA 1.2
specification adds several new capabilities to the conref mechanism. Conref push allows authors to "push" their own content
into target DITA files. Conref range enables authors to reference adjacent elements rather than each node individually. Delayed
conref allows for incremental content update, even content from different providers, in runtime engines that handle conref
resolution after the information is built. Frank will present each of the conref enhancements, discussing use cases, benefits,
examples, and restrictions for each of the new features.
Frank Miller is a Senior Consultant and Project Manager at Comtech Services, Inc.,
assisting companies with their information design, process efficiency, and tools and
implementation needs. Frank has more than 10 years experience in publishing and currently
manages and implements enterprise content management solutions. Frank also guides
corporations through their information architecture process. He has experience in conducting
and analyzing benchmarking studies and information redesign for content management. He also
serves as instructor for Comtech's series of interactive DITA workshops.