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Subject: Re: [dita-adoption] Delta between DITA 1.0 and DITA 1,1

Hindsight always allows for better perspective. An improved way of looking
at the DITA 1.1 deltas would be this:

DITA 1.1 has two major themes:

• Support for book-like deliverables:
       • New <bookmap> specialization from ditamap:
         • improves on the original bookmap proposal in DITA Open Toolkit's
      early editions
         • provides explicit organization for book-oriented production
       • Converged metadata within the bookmap:
         • all book metadata (<bookmeta>) can be contained within the
         • replaces former "bkinfo" separate file
         • New XNAL domain specialization to represent interoperable
      person/location metadata
       • New <booklist> placeholder for generated collections of content,
      such as:
         • ToC, figure and table lists, glossary list, endnotes, and so
       • New <glossentry> topic type specialization and its associated
       • Expanded indexing elements (See, See Also; sort order; page range)
       • Expanded content for <shortdesc> (new <abstract> element)
       • Enablement for transitional text and limited nesting in the
       • Expanded specification for image scaling

• Support for data extensibility (the basis for some of the above new
       • Extensible metadata attributes
       • Universality of “universal”attributes
         • Addition of new "dir" attribute to improve localization of
       • <data> and <data-about> elements as archetypes for structured
       • <foreign> element for foreign content vocabularies such as MathML
      and SVG
       • <unknown> element to support arbitrary embedded markup
       • <index-base> element to support future indexing extensions by

In addition, the DITAVAL DTD was introduced to provide standard processing
setup for flagging and filtering content.

Don Day
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
Architect, Lightweight DITA Publishing Solutions
Email: dond@us.ibm.com
11501 Burnet Rd. MS9033E015, Austin TX 78758
Phone: +1 512-244-2868 (home office)

"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
 Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
   --T.S. Eliot

  From:       Kristen J Eberlein/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS                                                       
  To:         dita-adoption@lists.oasis-open.org                                                         
  Date:       11/01/2008 11:41 AM                                                                        
  Subject:    [dita-adoption] Delta between DITA 1.0 and DITA 1,1                                        

Someone on last Monday's call asked about the delta between DITA 1.0 to
DITA 1,1. I just came across a PDF of a presentation that Don Day gave at
the DITA 2006 conference, and it contained the following information:

DITA 1.1 has two major themes:
•Book deliverables
      •Converged metadata within the bookmap
      •Booklist function for generating collections of content
      •Transitional text in the bookmap
      •Indexing (See, See Also; sort order; page range)
      •Image scaling expanded specification
      •Retrofits for improved translation handling

•Data extensibility
      •Extensible metadata attributes
      •Universality of “universal”attributes
      •<data> element as archetype for structured metadata, content
      •<unknown> element for foreign content vocabularies such as MathML
      and SVG
 Best regards,                  (Embedded image moved to file:             
 Kristen James Eberlein                                                    
 Advisory Information Developer                                            
 IBM Internet Security Systems                                             
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