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Subject: Last Week's Minutes

Minutes Of DITA Meeting 3 Aug 2004, 10:00-11:00 am CDT

Don Day chairing.

1. Roll call

Don Day
Eliot Kimber
Jerry Smith
Robin Cover
Sean Jordan
[Others not recorded--Don Day has the complete roll list.]

Quorum was present.

2. Review/approve minutes from 27 July 

Minutes were approved.

3. Continue working on outlines for the initial specifications.- Review 
last week's strawman proposal:
     - 17 Aug 2004
         - First major milestone -- complete
           first draft of first section and send
           out for review.
         - Begin review of 1st section.
     - 07 Sep 2004
         - Complete review/revision of 1st
           section; begin review of 2nd section.
     - 28 Sep 2004
         - Complete review/revision of 2nd
           section; begin review of 3rd section.
     - 19 Oct 2004
         - Complete review/revision of 3rd
           section; beginning of final review
     - 02 Nov 2004
         - Complete final review
     - 16 Nov 2004
         - Release 1.0 spec to OASIS

- Group came to concensus on the dates as proposed.

- Action for Group: Consider need for and practicality of 2-3 day 
face-to-face meeting in
     late October in order to resolve final technical issues in advance 
of final editorial

- Any new input?  Latest outline: 

Group reviewed and discuss the outline at the above URI. Discussion 
focused on the content of the
intro and the definition of the audience for the spec.

- Action: Michael will add a straw-man audience statement to the 

- Question for group: What should the scope and length of the conceptual 
introduction be?

- Question for group: Should DITA specialization mechanism be documented 
in a separate specification in order
to make it easier to use in other XML applications that otherwise have 
no relationship to topic-based

    - Discussion to be moved to the list.

Remaining agenda items continued to next meeting.

Meeting adjurned at 11:05 CDT.
W. Eliot Kimber
Professional Services
Innodata Isogen
9390 Research Blvd, #410
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 372-8122


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