June 2018

New DITA XML.org technical publishing community portal

The OASIS international standards consortium today introduced the new DITA XML.org portal (http://dita.xml.org).

This newly re-engineered website serves as the official online community gathering place and information resource for the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), an international openstandard that builds content reuse into the authoring process.

Developed by members of the OASIS DITA Adoption Committee, the DITA XML.org portal provides one-stop shopping for DITA news, industry announcements, whitepaper postings, resource listings, and technical articles. The site features an integrated discussion forum to support conversations within the DITA user community.

"It's all things DITA," said Keith Schengili-Roberts of IXIASOFT, chair of the OASIS DITA Adoption Committee. "Not only is the content all about DITA, the website has been completely reimplemented as a DITA-portal management system."

The site is based on DITAweb from Congility, whose CEO, Richard Murfitt, said, "This new DITA.XML.org website promises to be a great resource for both new and experienced DITA users. All of us at Congility are very pleased to support the new site which now utilizes the Congility DITAweb content server designed specifically to maximize the benefits of DITA."

Funding for DITA.XML.org is provided by Adobe and IBM.

"We are delighted to see the launch of the new DITA XML.org portal which can now provide more personalized content to its huge online community by leveraging the power of structured content," said Rohit Bansal, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Technical Communication Products. "We continue our support to the DITA standard with the development of an enterprise-class DITA CCMS XML Documentation Add-on for Adobe Experience Manager, which helps organizations create, manage and deliver immersive content experiences."

Members of the OASIS DITA Adoption Committee include representatives of Adobe Systems, Alfresco Software, Cisco, Huawei, IBM, IXIASOFT, Oracle, PTC, SAP, SDL, and others.

IXIASOFT Vice President, Product & Marketing, Thibault de la Grange, said, "IXIASOFT is known for furthering the goals of the DITA community by lending the support of our industry experts. Ultimately, we all benefit from the work that Keith and the other volunteers from the DITA Adoption Technical Committee have done."