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Agenda for 26 April 2016


11 AM ET Roll call


Approve minutes from previous business meeting:

AMALGAMATED MINUTES (for ease of research):

Active subcommittee and liaison efforts:

Helpful links:


  1. Action items

    • 12 April 2016:
      • Kris: Communicate with Syncrosoft about adding official 1.3 links to their rendering of the spec (COMPLETED)
      • Kris: Send e-mail to Chet about closing Semiconductor SC (COMPLETED)
      • Kris: Send PDF of Carlos Evia's article to DITA TC list (COMPLETED)
      • Tom: Archive the CMS/DITA NA flyer in Kavi (COMPLETED)
      • Tom and Kris: Update "Why three editions" to include info about linking to spec
      • Kris: Convene initial call for the group working on the new committee note (UNDERWAY)
      • Robert: Add item to DITA 1.2 errata list (COMPLETED)
  2. Announcements:

    • New members: None
  3. Continuing item: Characters allowed in @keyscope

  4. New item: Key scopes and topicsetref

  5. New item: Extra [and incorrect] entries in 1.3 catalog files

  6. New item: Error in <table> topic of 1.3 spec

  7. New item: *Minor* Error in DITA 1.3 ditavelref Example Code

  8. Continuing item: DITA 1.3 errata

  9. Continuing item: Work on committee notes

    • Update to "Why Three Editions"
    • "Upgrading to DITA 1.3"
  10. Continuing item: Topics for discussion on

  11. Continuing item: How to move the DITA 1.3 spec up in Google rankings

  12. New item: OPML and DITA Maps

  13. 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
    • Interoperability demo, perhaps at tcworld 2016
    • Upgrade DITA-OT plug-ins to work with DITA-OT 2.2.2 or later
  14. Continuing item: How should the spec handle statements about rendering expectations?

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

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

  17. Continuing item: Time for a reflection on DITA 1.0-DITA 1.3

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

  19. 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.

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DITA Technical Communication




DITA Translation (inactive)




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