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Subject: RE: [dita-lightweight-dita] (Not so) silly question about acronym

We could get all Marketing-like and call it “DITA Light” or “DITA Lite” or lDITA…






From: dita-lightweight-dita@lists.oasis-open.org [mailto:dita-lightweight-dita@lists.oasis-open.org] On Behalf Of Don Day
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:46 AM
To: dita-lightweight-dita@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [dita-lightweight-dita] (Not so) silly question about acronym


I admit that I use "lwd-" as a concise, namespace prefix for many of my test materials and folders, and I've been the person using LwD as finger-saving acronym in my communications. I could see using LW-DITA in more formal OASIS versions down the road, but that is still too many keystrokes for chats and notes for now, in my opinion. I see it as a development vs branding issue.


On 6/29/2016 11:35 AM, Carlos Evia wrote:

Dear Lightweight DITA SC people,


As I work on my current writing project (which is, surprise, about Lightweight DITA), I wonder if we have an “official” acronym. Some of us use LwD, and others do LW-DITA. We also had, briefly, hopes on FINCH, but that puppy died shortly after the DITA NA conference in Chicago last year.

So… is there an official acronym? Do we need one?







Carlos Evia, Ph.D.

Director of Professional and Technical Writing

Associate Professor of Technical Communication

Department of English

Center for Human-Computer Interaction

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061-0112









Don R. Day
Founding Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee (current version: DITA 1.3)
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About.me: Don R. Day   Skype: don.r.day

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Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
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