In S1000D or DITA – Which One Works For Me?; And is Either One Ready For Prime Time?, the folks at Data Conversion Laboratory examine typical scenarios facing publications managers by exploring how S1000D and DITA might be used by a fictional firm, Big Holes, Inc. The article compares the pros and cons of S1000D and DITA and examines the application of the standards under varying circumstances. Practical examples are included to illustrate the concepts involved and to help readers understand the changes required when adopting either standard. Topical authoring is also covered.