10:30 - 11:45

Lightweight DITA: Making Structured Authoring More Accessible for Professional Communicators

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is an open standard for authoring and delivering modular technical content, and is a popular XML vocabulary for technical and professional communication in the workplace and academia.

To further broaden the adoption and availability of structured authoring, the OASIS DITA Technical Committee has proposed a new standard called Lightweight DITA (LwDITA). LwDITA greatly simplifies DITA semantics and defines three authoring formats: XML, Markdown, and HTML5.

In this workshop, the presenters will introduce LwDITA and its potential applications in professional communication environments. The workshop will address the needs of practitioners and academics, regardless of previous experience with DITA XML.

If you wish to do the hands-on portion of the workshop, the presenters recommend that you have a laptop computer with Oxygen XML Author trial version installed (https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_author.html). Participation in the hands-on portion is not mandatory to gain value from the workshop.

Quick Info

  • July 23, 2018
  • 10:30 - 11:45
  • SF3201

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