|Subject:||tomorrow's DITA learning SC meeting|
|Date:||Feb 20, 2008 8:16:38 am|
Dear DITA learning sub-committee -
We had an very good meeting last week, with a show-n-tell on the proposed processing for DITA -> SCORM, using two target templates from Bill Blackmon's best practices guides. See background and samples here - http://wiki.oasis-open.org/dita/LearningContent/14feb2008Agenda, plus Scott's excellent minutes - http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita-learningspec/email/archives/200802/msg00008.html.
==> Please reply back to this list if you have anything you'd like to discuss tomorrow. I'd be glad to reprise the show-n-tell on the SCORM templates, for anyone who missed, or talk any topics of interest.
==> However, if no topics come up by end of today, I'll cancel tomorrow. It will let me get to work on the DTD/schema, spec updates, and SCORM processing.
This week, I met with Robert Anderson, the DITA OT architect and also the person pulling the DITA 1.2 design specs. He informs that the specifics for how the our specialization spec will get integrated with the core spec are still TBD. This mainly involves how we include the cross-references for the Contains/Contained-by info, which in many cases ends up including a lot of references back to the DITA core element set. (That, indeed, is one of the wonderful things about specialization!)
I'm starting today on the spec updates we discussed re: Wayne's comments. I'll make the content changes, but will hold off on updating any of the cross-references, pending how the Robert works out the process for that.
I also discussed with Robert the issues related to the proposed DITA -> SCORM processing we'd like to do to support the Template 4a, 4b, and 6 samples. He provided good advice, and I'll get to work on that as soon as I finish the spec updates. Robert says that we should be ready with our processing examples by April 1, so they can be available with the spec review.
Again, on the the DITA spec does not include processing, but we will provide our processing "starter kit" as part of a DITA Open Toolkit distribution. And we can get assistance from the OT development team as necessary.
Thanks to all for your support we are looking good on our promise to deliver a learning specialization with DITA 1.2.
John ___________________________________ John P. Hunt, Ph.D. DITA Architect / Lotus Information Development Center Chair, OASIS DITA learning and training content sub-committee IBM Software Group/Lotus Software john...@us.ibm.com