Reply to: Unable to create PDF file due to foreign elementMarch 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm
Thank you very much Dereck for your detailed answers. You raise some very good points in them.
I have already looked at the possibility to create our own DTD, but as you will have noticed, I have no experience with it at all and very limited knowledge and understanding of DITA in general. And I don't think the company is willing to purchase custom-made DTDs, so that's kind of out of the question. Also the point you raised of no longer having standard DITA raises a red flag.
I will try to understand better why they need these and how they are converted.
Right now your second suggestion really seems the best (where we would use valid DITA elements and modify the xslt to convert those elements to whatever they want in the html output). So thank you again for taking the time of posting a second reply with this suggestion!
I will follow up on this as soon I get something new to tell.