|I am starting to like LwDITA. I think LwD sounds generic… and it also has an urban dictionary entry….|
Carlos Evia, Ph.D.
Director of Professional and Technical Writing
Associate Professor of Technical Communication
Department of English
Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0112
I have been using "LW DITA" (no hyphen) as a shorthand. I personally don't like the hyphen in "LW-DITA". But I do think it's a good idea to have an official short version, thanks for bringing this up Carlos. I would follow what we decide on. I think it's something we should use consistently in "official" subcommittee communications like the upcoming spec. It's a branding thing that can cut down on confusion.
For the record, our official OASIS subcommittee name is "Lightweight DITA Subcommittee".
Here are some names I wrote down a while ago when we were discussing this. Like Carlos, my first choice was always FINCH.
FINCH - Fully Intelligent New Content Hierarchy
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On 6/29/2016 9:49 AM, Scott Hudson wrote:
We could get all Marketing-like and call it “DITA Light” or “DITA Lite” or lDITA…
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?
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