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Subject: Lightweight DITA: An Introduction (CN02) published by DITA TC

OASIS Members and other interested parties,

OASIS is pleased to announce the publication of "Lightweight DITA: An Introduction," a Committee Note from the members of the OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC [1].

Lightweight DITA (LwDITA) is a simplified version of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). In comparison to DITA 1.3, it has a smaller element type and attribute set, stricter content models, and a reduced feature set. It also defines mappings between XML, HTML5, and Markdown so that authors can collaborate and publish across different markup languages.

LwDITA is a work in progress. The Committee Note outlines the current plans in order to gain design clarity and receive feedback from potential users. Details may well change between the publication of this CN and release of Lightweight DITA as an OASIS specification.

The files and associated components can be accessed at:

Lightweight DITA: An Introduction Version 1.0
Committee Note 02
30 December 2018



DITA source:

Grammar files:

Sample LwDITA document:

Distribution ZIP files

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the Committee Note that you can download here:


Members of the DITA TC approved this Committee Note by a Full Majority vote on 30 December 2018 as documented in the TC minutes [2].

Our congratulations to all the members of the TC on this publication.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC

[2] Approval
Paul KnightÂÂ-ÂTel: +1 781-883-1783
OASIS - Advancing open standards for the information society -ÂDocument Process Analyst

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