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Subject: RE: [dita] TC review of DITA 1.3 Errata 2, Jan 9-15 2018

Ok, cool. I think I saw at least two other topics with similar problems. I'll flag them if someone else hasn't beat me to it by the next time I'm in DITAweb.





From: dita@lists.oasis-open.org [mailto:dita@lists.oasis-open.org] On Behalf Of Kristen James Eberlein
Sent: January 10, 2018 6:12 PM
To: dita@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [dita] TC review of DITA 1.3 Errata 2, Jan 9-15 2018


Hi, Tom.

I've looked at the two comments that you made in DITAweb. In both cases, you identified a problem with the DITA source:

  • One topic used the incorrect value for the @rev attribute, so the change was not marked. I corrected that issue in the source.
  • In the other topic, the changes do not have @rev attribute applied at all. It needs fixing.

This is exactly why we conduct reviews. Thanks for catching these errors.


Kristen James Eberlein
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting
+1 919 682-2290; kriseberlein (skype)

On 1/10/2018 6:44 PM, Tom Magliery wrote:

I started making comments on DITAweb about some inconsistencies I (thought I) was seeing in the Errata, but now I've seen enough of them that I'm really beginning to wonder whether:


a) I'm looking at the wrong documents or

b) I have some kind of fundamental misunderstanding or

c) The wrong documents are in the wrong places or

d) Something's badly wrong with the documents


The problems I'm seeing: Changes are listed in the big table in the errata (XHTML version), but when I look at the corresponding topics in the Spec+Errata (XHTML version) I'm seeing different things (or I think in one case no thing) marked with the little red triangles.


Both the Errata and the Spec+Errata that I'm looking at are from this ZIP that was linked in Alan's message below:



I'm looking at the Errata in this folder:



And I'm looking at the Spec+Errata in this folder:



For a couple of specific examples, see the comments I've already made on DITAweb.





From: dita@lists.oasis-open.org [mailto:dita@lists.oasis-open.org] On Behalf Of Alan Houser
Sent: January 9, 2018 11:28 AM
To: dita
Subject: [dita] TC review of DITA 1.3 Errata 2, Jan 9-15 2018



The DITA 1.3 Errata 02 is available on DITAweb for TC review. This is our final opportunity to review the errata before public review. This is a short review; comments are due by Monday, January 15.

Be sure to review the draft in XHTML or PDF, then enter any comments into DITAweb. (DITAweb can introduce formatting glitches; it is only the review platform).

PDF (Errata + Spec w/Errata incorporated): 

XHTML (Errata + Spec w/Errata incorporated): 

Objectives of the review

Ensure that:

  • The errata document does not contain any typos or glitches.
  • All changes listed in the errata document are clearly change marked in the the DITA 1.3 Errata 02 spec.
  • All changes marked in the body of the DITA 1.3 Errata 02 specification are listed in the errata 02 document.

Using DITAWeb

When you authenticate to https://ditaweb.com/oasis-dita, you should see the errata in the Publications pane under "Open reviews". Your DITAweb user ID should be <first initial><family name>.

If you don't have a DITAweb account, or need DITAweb assistance, let me know.

Thanks to Congility for providing DITAweb and DITAweb support to the TC!

Alan Houser
Group Wellesley, Inc.
Consultant and Trainer, Technical Publishing
arh on Twitter


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