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Subject: Re: DITA 1.2 submission to TC administrator


Thanks Kris!

Kim will grab with CS, check it,  and upload to docs.oasis-open.org so we'll have the right links to use for the formal announcement.

Mary 




On Oct 14, 2010, at 3:30 AM, Kristen Eberlein wrote:

Hi, Mary.
 
Here is the information specified in section 3.4 of the OASIS Technical Committee Process. Please let me know if there is any additional information that you need.
 

(a) Link to the approved committee specification

http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/download.php/39760/DITA1.2-cs01.zip

(b) Editable version of specification

Included in the ZIP file above

(c) Certification

The OASIS DITA Technical Committee certifies that all schema and XML instances included in the specification, whether by inclusion or reference, are well formed, and that all expressions are valid.

(d) Summary of the specification

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) 1.2 specification defines both a) a set of document types for authoring and organizing topic-oriented information; and b) a set of mechanisms for combining, extending, and constraining document types.

DITA 1.2 includes the following new features and functionality, in addition to enhancements to existing elements and architecture:

  • Keys and key references
  • Enhancements to the conref mechanism
  • Constraint modules
  • Learning and training specialization
  • New map specialization for defining controlled vocabularies and taxonomies
  • Machine industry task

(e) Relationship of this specification to other OASIS standards

The work of the OASIS DocBook Technical Committee and the OASIS Open Document Format Technical Committee is focused on the realm of documentation. However, the goals and design of DITA provide different capabilities for potentially wider use. To our knowledge, this specification has no relationship to any other work of other OASIS technical committees or other standard-developing organizations.

(f) Statements of use

         Cisco: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg00070.html

         Comtech Services, Inc: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg00058.html

         IBM: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg00060.html

         JustSystems Canada, Inc: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg00069.html

         PTC: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg00061.html

         Really Strategies, Inc: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg00062.html

         SDL: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg00074.html

(g) Public review

  • The public review of the DITA 1.2 committee draft occurred 7 July 2010 - 5 September 2010.

         Formal announcement of the public review: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201007/msg00001.html

         Public review comments and their resolution: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/download.php/39742/DITA1.2-public-review-comments.pdf

(h) Account of voting to approve the draft as a committee specification

During 6-13 October 2010, 100% of the voting members of the DITA TC voted to approve DITA 1.2 as a committee specification.

Here is a link to the ballot: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/ballot.php?id=1953

(i) Earlier attempts to standardize substantially the same specification

None

(j) Comments archive for the DITA TC

http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita-comment/

(k) Minority reports

None

 

Best regards,
Kris
Kristen James Eberlein l DITA Architect and Technical Specialist l SDL Structured Content Technologies Division l (t) + 1 (919) 682-2290 l keberlein@sdl.com
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