Aye. Technical Content makes the most sense.
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Subject: RE: [dita] Name for the TechComm/Technical Content spec
I second that.
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I find Carlos's points compelling. I vote for Technical Content.
On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 8:46 AM Carlos Evia <email@example.com> wrote:
I vote for Technical Content. For two reasons:
1- If we call it DITA for Technical Communication, that implies that without this package/section of the spec, DITA cannot or should not be used for technical communication. In reality, a simple DITA topic and even a
LwDITA topic can do a lot for technical communication.
2- Technical communication, in industry and academia globally, means more than documentation or procedural content.
So... I think technical communication and technical content are not the same, and DITA can work for both with or without this section of the spec.
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"DITA for Technical Communication Version 2.0" works for me too.
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I like "DITA for Technical Communication Version 2.0."
Abbreviation suggestion: DITA_TC-v2.0
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Subject: [dita] Name for the TechComm/Technical Content spec
Guys, we need to decide on a name for the spec that contains CTR etc.
I think that we've considered both "DITA for Technical Content Version 2.0" and "DITA for Technical Communication Version 2.0."
We need to hammer this out, so that I can go ahead and request a template for OASIS. We should also decide on the work product abbreviation, which is used in the URLs and the citation format.
Below is what is in place for DITA 2.0:
URL (latest version):
Work product abbreviation: DITA-v2.0
Kristen James Eberlein
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting
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