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Subject: DITA Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 13 November 2007

Please find the meeting minutes enclosed.




Shalini Komarla

Product Developer

BMC Software


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DITA Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 13  November 2007,  8AM PST
Chaired by Don Day <dond@us.ibm.com>
Recorded by Shalini Komarla  <Shalini_Komarla@bmc.com>

Roll call 
 - We have quorum

Approve minutes from previous business meeting: 
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200711/msg00011.html (6 November 2007)  		
- Approved by acclamation	

1. ITEM: Proposals for Design Approval vote: 
ITEM #12058 - Specialization for learning and training (Hunt) 
 - Approved by acclamation. 
 - SC will continue to develop special procedures for processing into Q1 of next year.

ITEM #12021 - Nesting sections (Earley) 
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200711/msg00017.html (Earley response to CK) 
- Approved by acclamation. 
- Opportunity was offered to respond to Chris Kravogel's comments. There were no objections

2. ITEM: Review prepared proposals: 
ITEM: #12007 - Indirect reference/keyref proposal (Ogden et al.) 
Recent notes--this and earlier 
- This will be revisited next week. Need input from Michael and Jeff

ITEM: #12011 - Generic Task Type (Houser) 
- This will be revisited next week. Alan Houser was not available.

3. ITEM: URI Scheme for TC Subcommittees (Sirois) 
continued from last week 
NOTE: Include discussion of domain name isolation--naming best practice for SCs? 
- Procedural standards for TC. 
- Jeff Ogden's comments were discussed.
- Decision to revise the document with Jeff's comments and present it as a single document. 
- Revise the document to use "spec family" instead of "family" (family is too generic)
- Title to be broadened to include "URI Scheme for Specializers"

4. ITEM: Request approval of Translation SC paper: (Hold on this for expected update) 
Best Practice for Using the DITA Conref attribute for Translation 
- Hold on this for expected updates

5. New ITEMS: #12026 and #12047 
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200711/msg00019.html (Erik Hennum) 
ITEM #12026 - Enhance the Glossary specialization (Warburton, Hennum, et al.) 
ITEM #12047 - add convenience elements for composing maps that set attribute defaults (Hennum, Kimber, et al.) 
- A walkthrough was provided by Erik on these 2 proposals. 
- These items will be added to the agenda for next week for discussion.
- Erik acknowledged Kara and Eliot's contribution to this proposal.

6. ITEM: Review of "Items for discussion" list in the Frontpage 
How much flexibility for specializers? 
- No items were discussed

8:50-8:55 Announcements/Opens 
- No announcements were made

8:55 Adjourn 
- Decision to meet next week to be based on quorum.

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