I've kicked off a new discussion list at OASIS to address interoperability between S1000D and DITA!
The address of this list is:
Anyone, including OASIS members and non-members, may subscribe to this list in
order to discuss the merits and possibility of the proposed project. The list is
now open, and can be joined by sending a message to:
Here is the official statement of scope:
DITA is an OASIS XML markup standard designed for topic-based authoring and re-use. It is also designed for interoperability, with a highly flexible specialization mechanism. For more information please see: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=dita
S1000D is also an XML markup standard designed for re-use. This standard is aimed primarily at civil and military equipment documentation. It is also focused on Data Modules and a Common Source Database. For more information please see: http://www.s1000d.org/
This discussion list is intended to facilitate an effort to graft S1000D type modules onto the DITA type hierarchy. The result would support content that's completely interoperable and provides a relatively good transform target (because of similar semantics and structure). This approach will have significant long-term benefits toward interoperability of content and authoring tools between the two standards.