OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC

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Advancing a document creation and management specification that builds content reuse into the authoring process

Kristen Eberlein, kris@eberleinconsulting.com, Chair
Tom Magliery, tom.magliery@justsystems.com, Secretary
Nancy Harrison, nharrison@infobridge-solutions.com, Secretary

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Announcements

DITA version 1.3 was approved as an OASIS Standard. Review details about the new version and download links. See the press release with executive endorsements from Adobe, Cisco, Comtech, IBM, ISIS Papyrus, IXIASOFT, Oracle, PTC, and SDL.

The OASIS DITA TC published a Committee Note entitled "DITA 1.3: Why Three Editions?" on 17 November 2015. To download the Committee Note, please see the announcement from OASIS.


Overview

The purpose of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee (TC) is to define and maintain the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) and to promote the use of the architecture for creating standard information types and domain-specific markup vocabularies.

DITA is specializable, which allows for the introduction of specific semantics for specific purposes without increasing the size of other DTDs, and which allows the inheritance of shared design and behavior and interchangeability with unspecialized content.

For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ.


Subcommittees

The following subcommittees are active:

The following subcommittees are currently inactive:

The following subcommittees are closed:


Technical Work Produced by the Committee


Expository Work Produced by the Committee

Committee Note, 17 November 2015: DITA 1.3: Why Three Editions?

Learn about the new features of DITA 1.3 (August 2014 webinar): Slides (PDF), Recording

Recorded webinar: Defining DITA for Pharmaceutical Documentation


External Resources

Although not produced by the OASIS DITA TC, the following information offers useful insights into its work.

dita.xml.org logo

DITA XML.org is a community-driven site hosted by OASIS that provides reliable background information on the standard. The site also serves as a community bulletin board and directory where readers post news, ideas, opinions, and recommendations. It incorporates wiki functionality to let users edit and add new pages to the site. The public is encouraged to contribute content.

DITA 1.1 French translation by Jean-Jacques Solari


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