DITA Feature Articles

This page lists all DITA feature articles the DITA Adoption TC has published, and also tracks the progress of all feature articles the TC is currently developing.

Purpose Statement

The following purpose statement must be included on the copyright page of the OASIS DITA feature description and best practice documents published by the DITA Adoption TC:

The OASIS DITA Adoption Technical Committee members collaborate to provide expertise and resources to educate the marketplace on the value of the DITA OASIS standard. By raising awareness of the benefits offered by DITA, the DITA Adoption Technical Committee expects the demand for, and availability of, DITA conforming products and services to increase, resulting in a greater choice of tools and platforms and an expanded DITA community of users, suppliers, and consultants.

Disclaimer Statement

All articles published by the DITA Adoption Technical Committee that feature the DITA Open Toolkit or any other tools must include the following disclaimer, informing that this TC does not officially endorse any tool:

DISCLAIMER: All examples presented in this article were produced using one or more tools chosen at the author's discretion and in no way reflect endorsement of the tools by the OASIS DITA Adoption Technical Committee.

DITA 1.3 Feature Articles

Feature

Volunteer

Reviewers

Draft available

Draft complete

Topic complete

Link

Accessibility

Keith Schengili-Roberts (?)

--

Spring 2016 (?)

Cascading Attributes

TBD

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Content Referencing

Dawn Stevens

--

Spring 2016 (?)

DITA 1.3 A-Z

Keith Schengili-Roberts

--

June 2015

August 2015

January 2016

DITA 1.2 Filtering

Bob Thomas

--

Spring 2016

DITA 1.3 Branch Filtering

Bob Thomas

--

Spring 2016

DITA without CMS

TBD - Eliot Kimber (?)

--

DITAVAL

Dave Helfinstine

--

Active - go Dave!

DITA 1.3 Help-related Markup

Chris Goolsby

Tony Self, Stan Doherty

January 2016

August 2016

Conref2Key conversion

TBD

--

--

--

--

--

L&T Specialization

Mark Myers, Jennifer Gemmell

--

Spring 2016 (?)

MathML/Equations

Autumn Cuellar

--

April 2015

May 2015

PDF

RelaxNG

TBD

--

Release Management

Tom Cihak, Keith Schengili-Roberts

--

May 2015

August 2015

PDF

Scoped Keys (overview)

TBD - Chris Nitchie ?

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Scoped Keys

Leigh White

--

July 15, 2015

August 2015

September 2015

PDF

Short Descriptions

Joe Storbeck, Keith Schengili-Roberts

--

July 2015

August 2015

March 2016

PDF

SWOT

Joann Hackos, Stan Doherty

--

Spring 2016

SVG

Keith Schengili-Roberts (?)

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Troubleshooting topic

Bob Thomas

--

July 2014

PDF

XMLMention

Keith Schengili-Roberts

--

--

--

July 2016

DITA 1.2 Feature Articles

Use this page to track the status of topics about the DITA 1.2 features.

See http://wiki.oasis-open.org/dita-adoption/Dita12changes for short summaries of the DITA 1.2 features.

If you want to view a CHM of the DITA Language Specification, Version 1, LangSpecRevs provides a link to the document and explains how changes between the 1.0 and 1.1 specification were marked.

Architectural changes

Feature

Volunteer

Draft available

Draft complete

Topic complete

Link

Feature #12007: Keyref architecture

Sowmya Kannan

15 December 2008

12 May 2009

27 May 2009

Final

New keyref article

Kris Eberlein

Feature #12008: Constraints on vocabularies

JoAnn Hackos

30 November 2011

Feature #12011: More general task type

JoAnn Hackos

21 June 2009

Final

Feature #12010: Domain and topic integration

Marc Speyer

15 Feb 2010

Final

Improvements to linking

Feature

Volunteer

Draft available

Draft complete

Topic complete

Link

Feature #12048: Improved link management
AKA new reltable functionality

Kris Eberlein

28 November 2008

Improvements to reuse

Feature

Volunteer

Draft available

Draft complete

Topic complete

Link

Feature #12013: Referencing a range of elements

Joe Gelb

21 July 2009

Final

?

Feature #12015: Conref by push

Kris Eberlein

7 September 2009

Final

Final

Feature #12014: Delayed conref resolution

Frank Miller

24 October 2011

Improvements to map composition

Feature

Volunteer

Draft available

Draft complete

Topic complete

Link

Feature #12047: Conveniences for map references

?

Improvements to image handling

Feature

Volunteer

Draft available

Draft complete

Topic complete

Link

Feature# 12036: Image scale-to-fit

Briana Wherry (Best practices for graphics)

Improvements to specialization

Feature

Volunteer

Draft available

Draft complete

Topic complete

Link

Feature #12021: Nesting subsets of information

?

March 20, 2009

New specializations

Feature

Volunteer

Draft available

Draft complete

Topic complete

Link

Feature #12040: Machine-industry task specialization

Jang Graat

8 June 2011

Feature #12024: Hazard Statement Domain

Jang Graat

30 June 2011

Features #12026 and 12038: Acronym and glossary

Tony Self

15 Mar 2009

Final

Glossary specialization best practice

Kara Warburton

21 Oct 2009

Final

Feature #12058: Learning and training content specialization

Jacquie Samuuels and Dawn Stevens

December 2013

Feature #12031: Controlled values/taxonomies

Kris Eberlein

Upgrading to DITA 1.2

Feature

Volunteer

Draft available

Draft complete

Topic complete

Link

Migrating to DITA 1.2

Marc Speyer

Complexity issues from the DITA TC

Feature

Volunteer

Draft available

Draft complete

Topic complete

Link

Recruiting more article writers

Developing a repository of specializations with the DITA TC

Developing a feature article on the most basic set of DITA features

Leveraging the to-be-developed "starter set" of DTDs/constraints and promote awareness of this "minimalist"/"no frills" path toward learning DITA

Addressing the perception that information typing (especially through DITA topic types) is not a hard requirement for learning or using DITA. That said, new users should be aware that ignoring information typing reduces the scope of what can be done in DITA (topic.dtd, basic maps).

Jennifer Lam

Reviewing the DITA maturity model (Priestley, Swope) as a framework for organizing and orienting the discussion about "what do I need to learn in DITA in order to achieve XXX or YYY or ZZZ goal?

Adding to the DITA XML site (http://dita.xml.org/resource-directory) an index of sample DITA files developed in support of the feature articles.

Monitoring the new-feature use case examples developed in the DITA TC to use as a foundation for DITA 1.3 feature articles.

Exploring opportunities for increasing the precision and/or usefulness of Google search results about DITA.

DITA 1.1 Feature Articles

This section lists the DITA 1.1 articles being developed by the Adoption TC.

At a TC meeting on 4-Feb-2009, the TC members discussed the idea of writing a set of articles to help users of DITA 1.1 get started. Since tools are not expected to support DITA 1.2 for at least 6 months after it's released as a standard, most users will be using DITA 1.1 for the foreseeable future (at least through the end of 2009). The Adoption TC feels these users need as much help as we can give them now. Many of these articles will be applicable to DITA 1.2, while others will be updated for DITA 1.2 or supplemented by DITA 1.2 specific articles, which are being developed in parallel to these DITA 1.1 articles.

Use this section to locate articles about DITA 1.1, and to track the status of new articles being written for DITA 1.1 features.

If you want to view a CHM of the DITA Language Specification, Version 1, LangSpecRevs provides a link to the document and explains how changes between the 1.0 and 1.1 specification were marked.

Feature

Author

Draft available

Draft complete

Article complete

Link

Enhanced conref functionality

Frank Miller

7 November 2011

DITAVAL feature

Chris Goolsby

May 2013

Chunking feature

Marc Speyer

Bookmap gotchas

Briana Wherry and committee

Generic PDF issues?

Marc Speyer (possible)

Other Feature Articles

Feature

Author

Draft available

Draft complete

Article complete

Link

DITA sample content for testing

Deb Bissantz

April 1 2013

DITA Roles and Responsibilities

Deb Bissantz and Jacquie Samuels

May 2013

Highlevel Discussion of DITA Attributes

TBD

June 2013

Use XLIFF for Translating DITA Projects

Rodolfo, Bryan, JoAnn

Final Feb 2013

The Truth about the Open Toolkit

Frank

What you really need to know about DITA before you start

TBD

Review of DITA attributes

What's coming in DITA 1.3

Marking up Syntax in DITA

DITA 1.2 Elements which Need Styling

What to look for in a DITA-aware CMS

Jacquie Samuels

TBD

Evaluating DITA Tools

CMS Maturity Model

Jacquie Samuels

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