OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC
Advancing a document creation and management specification that builds content reuse into the authoring process
Table of Contents
- Technical Work Produced by the Committee
- Expository Work Produced by the Committee
- External Resources
- Mailing Lists and Comments
- Additional Information
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.
Note: The DITA Adoption Committee focuses on educational and outreach activities to increase the awareness and usefulness of DITA. The Adoption Committee includes an Editorial Board that maintains the DITA XML.org Focus Area.
The following subcommittees are active:
- DITA Help Subcommittee
- DITA Learning and Training Content Specialization Subcommittee
- DITA Semiconductor Information Design Subcommittee
- DITA Technical Communication Subcommittee
The following subcommittees are currently inactive:
The following subcommittees are closed:
- DITA for Enterprise Business Documents Subcommittee
- DITA Machine Industry Specialization Subcommittee
- DITA in Composite Environments Subcommittee
- DITA Pharmaceutical Content Subcommittee
- DITA for Technical Standards Subcommittee
- DITA for the Web Subcommittee
- OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2 Errata, work in progress.
- OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2 Specification, OASIS standard, approved 1 December 2010. You also can download a ZIP file of the XHTML version of the spec from http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.2/os/DITA1.2-spec-xhtml.zip .
- OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.1 Specification, OASIS standard, approved 31 May 2007. A consolidated zip file with all specifications, DTDs, and XML schemas also is available.
- OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.0, OASIS standard, approved 1 June 2005.
- OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Technical Committee Wiki
Recorded webinar: Defining DITA for Pharmaceutical Documentation
Although not produced by the OASIS DITA TC, the following information offers useful insights into its work.
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
- dita: the list used by TC members to conduct Committee work. TC membership required to post. TC members are automatically subscribed; the public may view archives.
- dita-comment: a public mail list for providing input to the OASIS dita Technical Committee members. Send a comment or view archives.*
*To minimize spam, you must subscribe to these lists before posting.
- DITA Adoption Technical Committee
Educating the global marketplace on the value of DITA for document creation and management
- DITA on Coverpages
The coverpages site is currently the most complete DITA information resource. It provides both basic and in-depth coverage.
- The DITA Open Toolkit
The DITA Open Toolkit is an open source implementation of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee's specification for Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) DTDs and Schemas. The Toolkit transforms DITA content (maps and topics) into deliverable formats. It is intented for developers as well as end users.
- XML doc forum
Xml-doc is a mailing list where writers, developers, product and service vendors, and others discuss the application of XML, SGML, and related technologies to structured authoring, particularly authoring of documentation for computer software and hardware.
- TECHWR-L forum
TECHWR-L (that's "tech-whirl") is the Internet-based community and resource for technical communicators worldwide.
- Yahoo! dita-users archives (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The DITA user group was created to support DITA users.
For technical assistance regarding this OASIS TC web page, contact email@example.com.
Providing Feedback: OASIS welcomes feedback on its technical activities from potential users, developers, and others to better assure the interoperability and quality of OASIS work.
- Cisco Systems
- Comtech Services, Inc.
- Intel Corporation
- ISIS Papyrus America Inc.
- Nokia Corporation
- SAP AG
- The Boeing Company
- US Department of Defense (DoD)
- Veterans Health Administration
Organizations listed above are OASIS Sponsor-level members who have representatives serving on this TC.