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Subject: Status of LwDITA (Was "Re: [dita-lightweight-dita] Removing specialization topics from Committee Note draft")
I think that here we are starting to see conflicts between the following:
This is a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem -- I'd prefer that the overall design for LwDITA be in a more solid form (and approved by the DITA TC) before we release an official document about only a part of it.
Time to get feedback from the TC on this. And it's definitely time for the DITA TC to give the SC some concrete directives about what the TC requires in the form of a proposal.
To my eye, LwDITA has several components, all at direct stages of "being done":
As far as sponsoring LwDITA as an OASIS standard work product,I suspect that the DITA TC will only want to do that ONCE -- So, we'll need to have a complete design for LwDITA that includes all of the components before the DITA TC can move forward to consider it.
Or does the LwDITA SC want to consider simply going with #1,
"Subset of DITA 1.3" as the initial release of LwDITA?
Kristen James Eberlein
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting
+1 919 682-2290; kriseberlein (skype)
On 1/8/2017 1:44 PM, Carlos Evia wrote:
Dear Kris and all, The specialization mechanism is part of LwDITA and a work product of the subcommittee. It has been in LwDITA since the early skeletons that Michael presented years ago. However, I was under the impression that at our call to discuss the committee note there was concern about how the specialization section was not as developed as those related to the authoring formats. This concern implies that this would delay the release of our committee note. Someone (maybe it was me?) mentioned that the specialization section could be saved for later, and some of those on the call agreed. I talked to Michael after the call and he also agreed. If the specialization section needs to be on this committee note, we can put it back for sure. Can we do it as a coming attraction and not expecting the same level of development as the authoring formats? There are many unresolved issues about the specialization (how does a specialized LwDITA topic affect HDITA and MDITA? Should it?) that we are not ready to address on this committee note if we plan to release it in the first quarter of 2017. Best, CarlosOn Jan 8, 2017, at 12:47 PM, Kristen James Eberlein <email@example.com> wrote: Hi, Carlos. Are you suggesting that the template-based specialization mechanism will not be part of Lightweight DITA? If so, I'm fine with removing it from the committee note. If template-based specialization is still intended to be part of Lightweight DITA, then it needs to be covered in this committee note. Remember that the initial audience for this committee note is the DITA TC, who has yet to approve Lightweight DITA as a work product. -- Best, Kris Kristen James Eberlein Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting www.eberleinconsulting.com +1 919 682-2290; kriseberlein (skype) --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from this mail list, you must leave the OASIS TC that generates this mail. Follow this link to all your TCs in OASIS at: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/portal/my_workgroups.php