|Mary McRae||Nov 1, 2010 7:19 am|
|Subject:||[tc-announce] DITA v1.2 Submitted for OASIS Standard Approval Ballot|
|From:||Mary McRae (mary...@oasis-open.org)|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2010 7:19:27 am|
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:
Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2
The text of the TC submission is appended.
You now have until 15 November 2010 to familiarize yourself with the submission and provide input to your organization's voting representative.
On 16 November 2010, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of November, 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 oasi...@lists.oasis-open.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-2010-07-28.php#OASISstandard <http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process-2009-07-30.php#OASISstandard>
Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly appreciated.
Mary P McRae Director, Standards Development Technical Committee Administrator Member Section Administrator OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society email: mary...@oasis-open.org phone: 1.603.232.9090
Standards are like parachutes: they work best when they're open.
Important Links for all TC Members: TC Handbook: http://docs.oasis-open.org/TChandbook/ TC Process: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process-2010-07-28.php
(a) Link to the approved committee specification HTML: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.2/cs01/spec/DITA1.2-spec.html (Authoritative version) PDF: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.2/cs01/spec/DITA1.2-spec.pdf CHM (help file): http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.2/cs01/spec/DITA1.2-spec-chm.zip DITA XML: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.2/cs01/spec/DITA1.2-spec.zip
(b) Editable version of specification http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.2/cs01/spec/DITA1.2-spec.zip
(c) Certification The OASIS DITA Technical Committee certifies that all schema and XML instances included in the specification, whether by inclusion or reference, are well formed, and that all expressions are valid.
(d) Summary of the specification The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) 1.2 specification defines both a) a set of document types for authoring and organizing topic-oriented information; and b) a set of mechanisms for combining, extending, and constraining document types.
DITA 1.2 includes the following new features and functionality, in addition to enhancements to existing elements and architecture:
* Keys and key references * Enhancements to the conref mechanism * Constraint modules * Learning and training specialization * New map specialization for defining controlled vocabularies and taxonomies * Machine industry task
(e) Relationship of this specification to other OASIS standards The work of the OASIS DocBook Technical Committee and the OASIS Open Document Format Technical Committee is focused on the realm of documentation. However, the goals and design of DITA provide different capabilities for potentially wider use. To our knowledge, this specification has no relationship to any other work of other OASIS technical committees or other standard-developing organizations.
(f) Statements of use · Cisco: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg 00070.html · Comtech Services, Inc: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg 00058.html · IBM: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg 00060.html · JustSystems Canada, Inc: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg 00069.html · PTC: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg 00061.html · Really Strategies, Inc: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg 00062.html · SDL: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/email/archives/201010/msg 00074.html
(g) Public review * The public review of the DITA 1.2 committee draft occurred 7 July 2010 - 5 September 2010.
· Formal announcement of the public review: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201007/msg00001.html · Public review comments and their resolution: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/39742/DITA1.2-public-revi ew-comments.pdf
(h) Account of voting to approve the draft as a committee specification During 6-13 October 2010, 100% of the voting members of the DITA TC voted to approve DITA 1.2 as a committee specification. Here is a link to the ballot: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=1953
(i) Earlier attempts to standardize substantially the same specification None
(j) Comments archive for the DITA TC http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita-comment/
(k) Minority reports None