Organization of the org.dita.pdf2 plugin

Before you get started creating your own plugin, you need to understand a little about the org.dita.pdf2 plugin, because your plugin will have almost the same organization.

IBM originally developed DITA and the Open Toolkit to create online output. IBM has its own print solution, but they did not include it with the Open Toolkit components they contributed to open source. After DITA became a public standard, everybody recognized the need to publish PDFs as well.

The org.dita.pdf2 plugin was originally developed by Idiom and is still sometimes referred to as the "Idiom PDF plugin." However, the plugin is now maintained by a different group of people. Like the rest of the DITA Open Toolkit, the PDF ...