Is there a need for a DITA external helper


#1

We’re looking at new ways to present product documentation on the web. We have a huge number of help topics written in DITA. Has anyone considered a Hugo external helper for DITA source? If not, is there any documentation for creating an external helper?


#2

Hugo currently has no support for XML data sources. Your best path forward right now would be to write a separate program to convert the DITA XML into content that Hugo can use.


#3

I’d like to revive this topic. What would it take to write an external helper for LwDITA ? The documentation has this: Supported formats. It’s not clear from this what format the external command has to output - the expected/required processing to “generate the content”. Should the output be standard Hugo-digestible Markdown ? Was this a stupid question ?