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Agenda for 26 July 2016


11 AM ET Roll call


Approve minutes from previous business meeting on 12 July 2016:

AMALGAMATED MINUTES (for ease of research):

Subcommittee efforts:

Open OASIS repositories

Liaison efforts

Screen sharing (if needed)

Helpful links:


  1. Action items

    • 21 June 2016:
      • Kris, Nancy, Bob: Meet about errata builds (COMPLETED)
      • Dick: Review materials about how other TCs use Jira (COMPLETED)
    • 19 July 2016:
      • Kris: Update errata change listing to include info about grammar files
      • Keith: Discuss Google Analytics with OASIS staff (IN PROGRESS)
      • Kris: Open TC Admin request for template for DITA and DITA-OT committee note (COMPLETED)
      • Chris: Add keys and subjectScheme to DITA 2.0 list
      • Chris: Add include proposal to DITA 2.0 list
      • Don: Write up transclusion use case
      • Kris, Bob, Chris: Discuss thread on dita-comment
  2. Announcements:

    • New DITA TC members: None
  3. Continuing item: DITA 1.3 errata


    • DITA-1.3-errata-schedule

    • Team members:
      • Editors: Robert Anderson and Kris Eberlein
      • Style sheets: Bob Thomas
      • Build: Nancy Harrison
      • Reviews: Joe Storbeck
      • SEO and Google analytics: Keith Schengli-Roberts
    • Work items:
      • Set up @rev for errata (Completed)
      • Work errata items related to source (Completed except new example for machineryTask constraint)
      • Change list (Complete except for listing for grammar files & conditional processing for editions)

      • Catalog files (Completed)
      • Correct content model topics (Completed)
      • Test content model topics (Completed)
      • Style sheets
      • Build process
      • Search engine optimization & Google Analytics

  4. Continuing item: Work on committee notes

    • Update to "Why Three Editions"
    • "Upgrading to a new version of DITA" (was "Upgrading to DITA 1.3")
    • "DITA the standard versus DITA Open Toolkit"
  5. Continued item: dita-comment

  6. Continued item: Interaction between multiple subjectSchemes in a root map

  7. Continuing item: DITA 2.0 discussion

  8. Volunteer opportunities:

    • None unfilled currently
  9. Continuing item: Tentative DITA TC agenda for 2016:

    • Reflections on DITA 1.0-1.3
    • Continued work on TAB comments:
      • Normative and non-normative wording
      • Hyperlinks for all element and attribute mentions
    • Focus on conformance statement and new OASIS guidelines
    • Lightweight DITA
    • DITA 2.0 planning
    • DITA 1.3 errata planning
    • OASIS open repositories
    • Committee notes
      • Upgrading
      • DITA TC versus DITA-OT
      • Why domain elements appear in seemingly strange places
    • Interoperability demo, perhaps at tcworld 2016
    • Upgrade DITA-OT plug-ins to work with DITA-OT 2.2.2 or later
  10. Continuing item: How should the spec handle statements about rendering expectations?

  11. Continuing item: TAB comments about normative and non-normative wording

  12. Continuing item: Need for work on conformance statement for future versions of the spec

  13. Continuing item: Discussion re TAB comments on CSPRD 01

  14. On-going items: DITA 1.3
    • Lessons learned:
      • What worked well?
      • What didn't work?
      • How can we improve the process in the future?

12 noon ET Close

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DITA Adoption TC

The DITA Adoption TC and the DITA TC are separate OASIS technical committees. They focus on different aspects of DITA, although their work is complementary and is coordinated at a high level through overlapping membership. The DITA Adoption TC is focused on educational and outreach activities to increase the awareness and usefulness of DITA. The DITA TC is focused on developing the DITA specification as an OASIS Standard.

DITA TC subcommittees

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DITA Learning & Training




DITA Semiconductor Information Design (inactive)








DITA Technical Communication




DITA Translation (inactive)




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