Invitation to comment on Lightweight #DITA: An Introduction from the DITA TC - ends March 12th

We are pleased to announce that Lightweight DITA: An Introduction Version 1.0 from the OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC [1] is now available for public review and comment.

Lightweight DITA (LwDITA) is a simplified version of DITA. In comparison to DITA 1.3, LwDITA has a smaller element type and attribute set, stricter content models, and a reduced feature set. LwDITA also defines mappings between XML, HTML5, and Markdown, enabling authoring, collaboration, and publishing across different markup languages.

The documents and related files are available here:



Editable source (DITA XML):

LwDITA grammar files:

Sample LwDITA document:

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

How to Provide Feedback

OASIS and the DITA TC value your feedback. We solicit feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

This public review starts 26 February 2018 at 00:00 UTC and ends 12 March 2018 at 11:59 UTC.

This specification was previously submitted for public review. The resolution of all comments can be found at [2].

Comments on the work may be submitted to the TC by following the instructions located at:

Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:

All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with the public review of these works, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [3] applicable especially [4] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

Additional information about this specification and the DITA TC may be found on the TC's public home page.

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

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

[2] Previous public reviews

- 30-day public review, 27 November 2017:
- Comment resolution log:


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Associated TC: 
Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA)