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Subject: RE: [dita] Use of "claims to be DITA aware": Why I Said It Like That


Your description of DITA-aware, specialization-aware, and fully
DITA-aware below is clear and makes sense to me. I think you could use
it nearly verbatim as the processor portion of the conformance

Thanks for the clarification.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eliot Kimber [mailto:ekimber@reallysi.com] 
> Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 12:27 PM
> To: Bruce Nevin (bnevin); Dick Hamilton; dita
> Subject: Re: [dita] Use of "claims to be DITA aware": Why I 
> Said It Like That
> DITA-aware merely means that the processor can handle
> documents conforming to *at least one* conforming DITA 
> document type, as specified by the processor, but need
> not support any features not required by that document type.
> Specialization-aware is a further, more-demanding class
> of  processor that is able to handle any document specialized
> from some set of supported vocabulary modules and with,
> possibly, the required use of specific constraint modules.
> The most complete DITA implementation would be a "fully DITA
> aware" processor that supports all base vocabulary modules
> without constraint, which implies support for all non-
> vocabulary-specific DITA features, such as conref and keyref.

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