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XML-Director DITA conversion

Project description


DITA conversion support for XML Director

This module packages the

  • DITA Open Toolkit
  • XMLMind DITA Converter

as Python module.


The module provides the following API:

result = xmldirector.dita.converter.dita2html(ditamap, output_dir_or_file, converter)
  • ditamap - path to DITA map file

  • output_dir_or_file - output directory (DITA) or output filename (DITAC)

  • converter - name of the converter to be used (dita for DITA OT or ditac for

    XMLMind Dita converter)

    output_filename = xmldirector.dita.html2dita.html2dita(html_filename, infotype, output_filename)

  • html_filename - name of HTML input file

  • output_filename - name of generated DITA file (a temporary file will be generated if omitted)

  • infotype - DITA content type (topic, task, reference, concept)

Commandline usage

You can start a DITA conversion from the commandline:

> bin/dita2html -d some.ditamap -o output_directory -c dita|ditac
  • -d - path to DITA map file
  • -o - name of output directory (for DITA-OT) or the HTML output file (XMLMind DITAC)
  • -c - name of the converter to be used (dita for DITA OT or ditac for
    XMLMind Dita converter)

You can convert a HTML file to DITA through the commandline:

bin/html2dita -h
usage: html2dita [-h] [-i HTML_FILENAME] [-f topic] [-o None]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -i HTML_FILENAME, --html-filename HTML_FILENAME
                        Input HTML filename
  -f topic, --infotype topic
                        DITA type (topic, concept, reference, task)
  -o None, --output-filename None
                        Output DITA filename


This package is published under the GNU Public License V2 (GPL 2)


Andreas Jung/ZOPYX
Hundskapfklinge 33
D-72074 Tuebingen, Germany


0.1.0 (2016/06/22)

  • HTML -> DITA conversion using Saxon or LXML

0.0.12 (2016/06/21)

  • tidy HTML document internally

0.0.11 (2016/06/21)

  • added html2dita()

0.0.10 (2016/06/21)

  • updated to DITA OT 2.3.1
  • updated to DITAC 2.6.1

0.0.1 (03/01/2016)

  • initial release

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