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Subject: RE: [dita-help] Groups - New Action Item #0001 Consult the DITA-OT contribution...

Greetings all

I'm sorry I missed the August 28 meeting. It looks like many action items were opened as a result of the meeting. I'm concerned that many of these action items seem to be focused on the DITA-OT. The DITA-OT is not the only way that people will be getting help output from DITA documents. For example, the Arbortext products do not use the DITA-OT at all.

I think we need to be careful about tying what this subcommittee does to a single method of composing DITA output. We should not expect that plugins to the DITA-OT will be a general purpose solution to producing help from DITA documents. We should produce generic tagging solutions that are not tied to one method of producing output.

Again, I'm sorry I had to miss the meeting. Please let me know if I have misinterpreted the intent of these action items.



-----Original Message-----
From: matthew@ellisonconsulting.com [mailto:matthew@ellisonconsulting.com] 
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 6:25 AM
To: dita-help@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [dita-help] Groups - New Action Item #0001 Consult the DITA-OT contribution...

DITA Help SC member,

Matthew Ellison has created a new action item.

Number: #0001
Description: Consult the DITA-OT contribution...
Owner: Unassigned
Due: 31 Aug 2009

Matthew Ellison  2009-08-28 10:24 GMT
Based on committee's selection of Help-oriented features that we suspect/believe should be handled as OT processing plug-ins and not as formal DITA language specializations, discussed during May 11 DSHC meeting.

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