I'm pleased to announce DITA 1.3 is now an official OASIS standard!
From the press release:
"The OASIS open standards consortium today announced that its members have approved the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) version 1.3 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. DITA defines an XML architecture for designing, writing, and publishing information in numerous formats, including print, Web-based, mobile, and electronic publications. DITA is widely used for professionally-published books and magazines, technical documentation, online help, training and course development, marketing materials, and medical information because of its modular, topic-based approach and its ability to support content reuse.For the spec or to download the schemas, go to: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/dita/v1.3/os/
This release of DITA comes in three parts, optimized for different audiences:
- Base Edition is designed for application developers and users who need only the most fundamental pieces of the DITA framework.
- Technical Content Edition includes specializations usually used by technical communicators.
- All Inclusive Edition is designed for implementers who want all OASIS-approved specializations, as well as users who develop learning and training materials."
The latest version of the DITA Open Toolkit also has support for v1.3, and can be downloaded here:
Several XML Editors have also added support for DITA v1.3, including:
- oXygen XML Editor