It's been a lot of work, but we've finally released version 1.1 of DITA! I've been involved heavily in DITA 1.1, as well as the Learning Content specialization subcommittee.
The full press release is available here:
Key features of this release include:
- Enhanced print publishing capabilities with the new DITA Bookmap specialization, including extended book metadata.
- New elements (<index-see>, <index-see-also>, and <index-sort-as>) for "see" and "see-also" references.
- New elements (<abstract>, <data>) for defining structured metadata, as well as the ability to add new metadata attributes through specialization.
- New elements for image scaling.
- The glossary specialization, adding new elements for glossary entries.
- Support for foreign content vocabularies (<unknown> element)
UPDATE: The DITA OpenToolkit 1.4 has also been released, including support for DITA 1.1. For more information, please see: