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Agenda for 20 September 2016


11 AM ET Roll call


Approve minutes from previous business meeting:

AMALGAMATED MINUTES (for ease of research):

Subcommittee efforts:

Open OASIS repositories

Liaison efforts

Screen sharing (if needed)

Helpful links:


  1. Action items

    • 2 August 2016:
      • Robert: Produce initial draft of "DITA and DITA-OT" committee note
      • Kris: Schedule meeting for small group working on "Upgrading" committee note (IN PROGRESS)
    • 23 August 2016:
      • Joe: Get TC instance of DITAweb updated with 1.3 DTDs; restore sync with SVN
    • 30 August 2016:
      • Eric: Review spec and suggest changes for issue raised by France Baril
      • Kris: Begin organizing subject scheme education for TC (IN PROGRESS)
    • 6 September 2016
      • Kris: Revise subject scheme example topic pulled from errata 01
      • Kris: Contact OASIS about status for errata 01 (COMPLETED)
  2. Announcements:

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

  4. Continuing item: Issue with leaningObjectMap content model

  5. Continuing item: Work on committee notes

    • Update to "Why Three Editions" (on hold to align with release of errata 01)
    • "Upgrading to a new version of DITA"
    • "DITA the standard versus DITA Open Toolkit"
  6. New item: E-mail on dita-comment

  7. Continuing item: DITA 2.0 discussion

  8. New item: related links from archSpec to langRef (and vice versa)

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

  10. New item: Confusion in enumerationdef topic

  11. Continued item: dita-comment

  12. Volunteer opportunities:

    • None unfilled currently
  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
      • 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
  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: Discussion re TAB comments on CSPRD 01

  18. 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

DITA Lightweight



DITA Learning & Training




DITA Semiconductor Information Design (inactive)








DITA Technical Communication




DITA Translation (inactive)




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