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Subject: DITA 1.3: Why Three Editions? approved and published as a Committee Note

OASIS Members,

OASIS is pleased to announce the approval and publication of an OASIS Committee Note (CN) by the members of the OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC [1]:

DITA 1.3: Why Three Editions? Version 1.0
Committee Note 01
17 November 2015


DITA 1.3, the most recent OASIS Standard, is distributed in three editions to better serve the needs of specific user communities: 

- Core DITA
- Technical content
- Learning, training, and instructional design

This Committee Note explains the rationale for the three editions, provides an overview of what each edition contains, describes the intended audience of each edition, and provides metrics about each edition.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:



This document, like all documents from the DITA TC, was written and published using DITA. The editable source is provided and can be found in: 


Distribution ZIP files

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Members of the DITA TC approved this Committee Note by a Full Majority vote on 17 November 2015 as documented in the TC minues [2].

Our congratulations to all the members of the TC.

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

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

[2] Approval minutes


Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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