NOTE: DITA 1.2 is now an official OASIS Standard!

This page below contains a list of all individual requirements added to DITA 1.2, along with a link to the original proposal and to the meeting minutes where each item was approved. These proposals are for historical use only; the specification itself contains the final details to come out of the draft and review process.

The official copy of the standard is located here:

Design thoughts/comments for the language specification are here: Language_Specification_Design

Reported bugs in the 1.1 specification materials are located here: Fix_list_for_DITA_1.2

Major, potentially major, or those getting many High votes

#

Owners / Champions

Requirement, link to final proposal and any amendments

Approval

12007

EK
MP

Keyref architecture
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26493/IssueNumber1207v8b.html
Samples of various keyref scenarios: KeyrefSamples
ASSUMPTIONS:
* @keys added to all topicref specializations except topichead, topicgroup, backmatter, frontmatter, booklists (that is, grouping elements without href)
* @keyref added to all <data> specializations
* The content model of keydef matches topicref
QUESTIONS:
How to enable the defined linking behavior for keydef?
Comments:
Need to ensure keyref is on longdescref when it is created

18 Dec 2007

12008

EH

Constraints - restriction without specialization
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/25090/IssueConstraints12008.html
NOTE: Ignoring the draft comment about possible alternative syntax
DTD design for pre-declaration of entities will require each constraint module to declare any entities that it references, such as declaring the entity %image; as "image"
May still be questions about extent of required DTD updates

18 Sept 2007

12010

EH

Domain and topic integration
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/25248/IssueDomainTopic12010.html
NOTE: Accepted with deletion of 2 draft comments (see meeting minutes)
NOTE: this proposal adds a new ENT file for each topic and map specialization
The following items in the COSTS section no longer apply (should have been removed in the final draft):
* Revising class attributes in the DTDs and Schemas
* Revising topic type modules to use element names instead of info-types
* Possibly refactoring reference and task to create domains

18 Sept 2007

12011

AH
JE
YE
CK

Introduce new, more general task type
Proposal: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26791/IssueNumber12011v1.2rev3.html
NOTE: see meeting minutes for discussion of <process> element
IMPLEMENTATION NOTES:
* Proposal is unclear if note and itemgroup should be added to substep. TC voted on April 29, 2008 to add these to substep.
* Extent of constraint for original task is not specified. TC clarified on April 29, 2008 that the task will be as constrained as in DITA 1.1.
* Discussion led to a process element based on section, but content model is not specified. Used section content without title.

15 Jan 2008

12013

YE

Referencing a range of elements (conref range)
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/25611/dita_1.3_conrefrange_v3.html

23 Oct 2007

12014

MP

Conref - preserve without resolving
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26285/IssueNumber17d.html
NOTE: Added the domain to map.dtd, not yet added to others

18 Dec 2007

12015

MP

Conref push instead of pull (#17e)
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26290/IssueNumber17e.html

18 Dec 2007

12020

SD

Allow easy reuse of small pieces of text
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/25790/IssueNumber12020.html

23 Oct 2007

12021

JE
CK

Nested Sections Solution
Proposal: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/25904/12021.html
NOTES:
* Content model is not explicit for sectiondiv and bodydiv. Using section.notitle.cnt in place of suggested "#PCDATA | %inline.content.mix | %block.content.mix"
* For attributes on bodydiv and sectiondiv, using univ-atts + outputclass
* Proposal amended April 29, 2008 to define conbodydiv and refbodydiv as specializations of bodydiv
* Proposal amended April 29, 2008 to clarify that sectiondiv is added to current section specializations

13 Nov 2007

12026

EH

Specialize glossary entry and definition elements
Merged with Acronym proposal; Final proposal here:
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26990/IssueGlossary12026.html
Need to define an enumeration for glossPartOfSpeech and glossStatus?

5 Feb 2008

12031

EH

Controlled values / taxonomies
Proposal: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26359/IssueControlledValues12031.html
NOTE: Proposal leaves several things undefined, stored clarifications from Erik here: scheme_map_clarifications

18 Dec 2007

12036

PG
RF

Image scale-to-fit
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200703/msg00021.html

19 June 2007

12047

EK
EH

Add mapref, topicset, topicsetref, and anchorref elements to the mapgroup domain.
Proposal: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26129/IssueMapConveniences12047.html
RDA: content models not explicit in proposal. Checked with EH, using:
mapref: (topicmeta?, (data|data-about)*)
topicset: (topicmeta)?, (topicref|anchor|navref|data|data-about)*
topicsetref: (topicmeta)?, (topicref|data|data-about)*
anchorref: (topicmeta)?, (topicref|data|data-about)+

18 Dec 2007

Minor, likely minor, or those receiving all Easy votes

#

Owners / Champions

Requirement, link to final proposal and any amendments

Approval

12001

YE
MG

#23 Embed version numbers into catalogs
Approved proposal: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/download.php/24336/IssueNumber12001.xml
HTML version: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/24337/issuenumber12001.html

12 June 2007

12009

RDA

Relax the related links content model so it can be empty (more of a fix issue)
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200509/msg00050.html
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/14855/TC-Meeting-Minutes-2005-10-04.txt (approval)

5 June 2007

12017

RDA

Reconcile metadata elements in topics versus maps
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/24420/IssueNumber12017.html
RDA: DTD updated based on final proposal
Also added metadata to bookmeta so that it matches topicmeta

19 June 2007

12018

RDA

Create elements for text attributes with translatable text
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/24592/IssueNumber12018.html
with notes in meeting minutes. Partially implemented in DITA 1.1
NOTES:
* Meeting minutes are unclear on resolution of standby element; resolved at TC on April 29, 2008 to leave standby as attribute
* Note: Content model of navtitle in map will match content model in topic

17 July 2007, with <lq> element removed from scope

12022

EK

Make @role (and other enumerated attributes) unenumerated
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26496/IssueUnenumerate12022.html

18 Dec 2007

12023

RDA

Move @format and @scope into rel-atts (#18)
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=24330&wg_abbrev=dita

10 July 2007

12028

EK
RDA

Modify DTD format
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200702/msg00040.html

12 June 2007

12043

EK

Allow draft-comment in more places
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26378/IssueNumber12043.html

18 Dec 2007

12046

RDA

Add data element to figgroup
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/24437/IssueNumber12046.html
NOTE: Proposal leaves fn out of new content model for figgroup. Must leave fn in for backwards compatibility.

19 June 2007

12048

EH

Add header rows to reltables
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/24839/IssueReltableHeader12048.html
With some behavior discussion in meeting minutes.

14 Aug 2007

12050

PG

Add format, scope, and type attributes to DITA referencing elements which do not have them (but use href).
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200707/msg00025.html

17 July 2007

12050a

MP

Issues related to longdescref, scope, etc
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26373/IssueNumber12050a.html
Attribute list for longdescref: href, keyref, type, format, scope, outputclass, %univ-atts;
NOTE: Minutes for approval of Issue 12018 say that this proposal will get longquoteref, but that was not part of the proposal. TC voted on April 29, 2008 to amend the proposal to add longquoteref, modelled after longdescref.

18 Dec 2007

12052

RDA

Add DITAArchVersion to the dita element
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200703/msg00036.html Compromise proposal and Paul's agreement (minus the class attribute portion): http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200704/msg00040.html

3 July 2007

12055

RDA

Clarify referencing behavior of <chapter> when it points to a map. See
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/200703/msg00038.html and following.

9 Oct 2007

12060

DP

Verbatim inclusion of text.
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26374/IssueNumber12060.html
Attribute list for coderef: href, keyref, type, format, scope, outputclass, %univ-atts;

18 Dec 2007

Sub-committee work

#

Owners / Champions

Requirement, link to final proposal and any amendments

Approval

12024

Machine Industry SC

Proposal submitted to TC
Item MI01 Hazard Statement Domain (Previously issue #5 Add ANSI warning labels as addition to element
Proposal: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/group_public/download.php/26390/IssueNumber12024.html
DTD: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=22515

8 Jan 2008

12038

Translation SC

Acronym proposal; merged with glossary proposal. Final proposal here:
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26990/IssueGlossary12026.html

Feb 5 2008

12040

Machine Industry SC

Item MI03 MItask, Task type tailored to the needs in the machine industry.
Approved proposal: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/26574/IssueNumber12040-2.html
Questions for Chris Kravogel or MI subcommittee: MI_Task_implementation_questions
Older links:
DTD: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=25315
Proposal: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=26165
Open Discussion points: http://wiki.oasis-open.org/dita/Working_Group_for_Generic_Task_Type
Presentation: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=26004

8 Jan 2008

12058

Learning SC

Learning sub-committee work
Summary design proposal - http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/25901/Issueditalearningspec12058.html
Working Draft - Language specification for DITA learning and training content (PDF)
DITAlearningspecialization_ref_book_lite.pdf
DITA Open Toolkit plugin with DTD/XSD designs, sample content, language specification (zip) (latest as of April 1, 2008)
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/27841/1apr2008_learningsc_plugin.zip
DTDs updated, may need ENT files due to proposal 12010

13 Nov 2007

Uncategorized

#

Owners / Champions

Requirement, link to final proposal and any amendments

Approval

12041

MP, RA, JO

Should be coming as part of 1.2 Spec Updates, unsure if something needs to be done. This should be part of the specification refactoring.
Item MI04 Base topic without domains. (also known as DITA light)
Status: proposal in discussion within the SC, SCDraft release expected by April 2007
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=22747

Related to spec re-org, part of 1.2 spec updates

ImplementationStatus1.2 (last edited 2011-04-04 19:11:10 by robander)