Subject: DITA v1.1 Submitted for OASIS Standard
OASIS Members: The OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Technical Committee has submitted the following specification, which is an approved Committee Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard: DITA 1.1 - Overview - Language Specification - Architectural Specification - DTDs - Schemas The text of the TC submission is appended. You now have until 15 July to familiarize yourself with the submission and provide input to your organization's voting representative. On 16 July, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of July, inclusive, to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Specification should be approved as an OASIS Standard or not. Members who wish to discuss this ballot may do so through firstname.lastname@example.org. In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, this Committee Specification has already completed the necessary 60-day public review period as noted in the submission below. The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Specifications as OASIS Standards is found at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php#3.4 Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/dita/ipr.php Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly appreciated. Mary Mary P McRae Manager of TC Administration, OASIS email: email@example.com phone: 603.232.9090 ----------------------- The OASIS DITA Technical Committee hereby submits the DITA 1.1 Committee Specification for consideration as an OASIS Standard. (a) Links to the approved Committee Specification in the TC's document repository, and any appropriate supplemental documentation for the specification: Overview doc: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.1/overview/overview.html Architectural specification: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.1/CS01/archspec/archspec.html http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.1/CS01/archspec/archspec.pdf Language specification: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.1/CS01/langspec/ditaref-type.html http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.1/CS01/langspec/ditaref-type.pdf (b) The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee Specification: Overview doc: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.1/overview/overview.html Architectural specification: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.1/CS01/archspec/archspec.zip Language specification: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.1/CS01/langspec/langspec.zip DTDs: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.1/CS01/dtd/ditadtd.zip Schemas: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.1/CS01/schema/ditaschema.zip (c) Certification by the TC that all schema and XML instances included in the specification, whether by inclusion or reference, including fragments of such, are well formed, and that all expressions are valid: The TC hereby certifies that all schema and XML instances are valid. (d) A clear English-language summary of the specification: The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) specification defines both a) a set of document types for authoring and organizing topic-oriented information; and b) a set of mechanisms for combining and extending document types using a process called specialization. The DITA 1.1 specification is designed to be backwards-compatible with 1.0-conforming applications. The following major changes to the architecture provide added functionality for 1.1: * A <bookmap> specialization for encoding book-specific information in a DITA map * A <glossentry> specialization for glossary entries * Indexing specializations for see, see-also, page ranges, and sort order * Improvements to graphic scaling capability * Improved short description flexibility through a new <abstract> element * Specialization support for new global attributes, such as conditional processing attributes * Support for integration of existing content structures through the <foreign> element * Support for new kinds of information and structures through the <data> and <unknown> elements * Formalization of conditional processing profiles (e) A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations; The work of the OASIS DocBook TC and the OASIS Open Document Format TC are related in the documentation realm to DITA, however the goals and design of DITA provide different capabilities for potentially wider user communities. To our knowledge, this specification has no relationship to any other work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations. (f) The Statements of Use presented above: The following statements of use have been provided to date by OASIS organization members: IBM: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200705/msg00017.html JustSystems (XMetaL): http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200705/msg00015.html Flatirons Solutions: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200705/msg00012.html PTC-Arbortext: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200705/msg00010.html Comtech Services, Inc.: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200705/msg00024.html (g) The beginning and ending dates of the public review(s): Beginning 5 March 2007, ending 4 May 2007 A pointer to the announcement of the public review(s): http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200703/msg00007.html and a pointer to an account of each of the comments/issues raised during the public review period(s), along with its resolution: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/24348/Public-comments.doc (h) An account of and results of the voting to approve the specification as a Committee Specification, including the date of the ballot and a pointer to the ballot: Request for CS approval ballot (9 May 2007): http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200705/msg00025.html Announcement (24 May 2007): http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200705/msg00054.html OASIS notification of approval: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200706/msg00000.html (i) An account of or pointer to votes and comments received in any earlier attempts to standardize substantially the same specification, together with the originating TC's response to each comment; None on record. (j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating TC: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita-comment/ (k) A pointer to any minority reports submitted by one or more Members who did not vote in favor of approving the Committee Specification, which report may include statements regarding why the member voted against the specification or that the member believes that Substantive Changes were made which have not gone through public review; or certification by the Chair that no minority reports exist. None on record.