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Subject: DITA Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 13 February 2007

DITA Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 13 February 2007

(Recorded by Alan Houser <arh@groupwellesley.com>)

The DITA Technical Committee met on Tuesday, 13 January 2007 at 08:00am PT
for 60 minutes.

1.  Roll call
    We have quorum.

2.  Approve minutes from previous business meeting:
    http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200702/msg00014.html (6 
Feb 2007)

Business Items

Note: Item numbering reflects order of agenda
(http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200702/msg00021.html). Items
are presented in chronological order of discussion.

1. ITEM: Ongoing review of 1.1 drafts
   * Architectural Spec: [WWW] 
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200702/msg00015.html (update)
   * Language Spec: [WWW] 
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200702/msg00019.html (update)
     o      Table of Attributes: [WWW] 
     o    Fix List: [WWW] 
   * DTD: [WWW] 
   * XSD: [WWW] 

Discussion: Status of documents and refactored Schema.

Michael Priestley on Architectural Spec -- Reflects all comments to-date
except Elliot Kimber's comments regarding <title> within <map>
(discussed below). One correction re: an RFC version number. Ready for

Robert Anderson on Language Spec -- Reflects all comments to-date,
except <title> within <map>, and a suggestion from JoAnn Hackos
regarding xml:lang. Ready for vote.
Discussion: Should table of attributes (alphabetical list of attributes
and the elements upon which each is used) be included in the Lang Spec?
TC Concensus -- No. While potentially useful to implementers, this can
be provided separately, and will not be part of the canonical

2. ITEM: Chunk attribute proposal--redux
   * [WWW] 
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200702/msg00011.html (MP)
   * [WWW] 
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200702/msg00016.html (Eliot)

TC consensus -- this is an editorial change to be incorporated into the
Arch Spec and Lang Spec.

5. NEW ITEM: implication of <title> w/in map
   * [WWW] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200702/msg00018.html

Robert Anderson -- This requires an editorial update to the Lang Spec to
indicate what <title> means inside a map. Two topic updates -- <title>
and <map>. The <map> topic already mentions Eclipse-specific behavior.

3. NEW ITEM: bookmap implementation (Baril and others)
   * [WWW] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200702/msg00007.html

Issue -- Proposal from France Baril to support identifying chapters
within bookmaps via a container element, in addition to the existing
semantics of the <chapter> element.


Erik Hennum -- Expressing semantics in container elements tends to yield
verbose markup. Lots of containers around small amounts of content.
Michael Priestley -- An analogy - <steps> contains <step>, not <listitem>.
Even though the semantics of <listitem> can be inferred from the parent,
<listitem> does not provide the specialized content model that <step>

Existing work-around -- Define each chapter as a separate map. Include
within bookmap with @format="ditamap".

TC Concensus -- Removed from consideration for 1.1. Defer discussion to 1.2.

4. NEW ITEM: Stan Doherty comments disposition (MP and others)
   * [WWW] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200702/msg00013.html

TC concensus -- These are editorial changes. Disposition as documented
by Michael Priestley to the list.

6. ITEM: Review schedule for CD vote (initiate the 1.1 review process)

New item -- Dana Spradley discovered an apparent bug in the Schema.
(http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200702/msg00025.html) Bug fix
added to list of provisional changes to 1.1 Spec.

Michael Priestley moves to approve set (Architectural Specification,
Language Specification, DTD, Schema) as DITA 1.1 committee draft, contingent
on editorial changes and Schema bug fixes. JoAnn Hackos seconds. TC

JoAnn Hackos -- Thanks to Michael and Robert (primary editors) and all
other contributors to this effort.

Don Day -- Will render DITA 1.1. committee draft using new Idiom
processing chain.

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