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Members Approve DITA 1.3 as OASIS Standard

The OASIS open standards consortium announced that DITA version 1.3 has been approved as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. DITA TC Sponsors include Adobe, Boeing, Cisco, Comtech, Dell, Huawei, IBM, Intel, ISIS Papyrus, IXIASOFT, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC, SAP, SDL, TELUS, and the US DoD.

See the full press release. 

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The "Easy Profiling" add-on of XMLmind XML Editor v6.6

New XMLmind XML Editor v6.6 has an enhanced "Easy Profiling" add-on which should interest DITA authors. (XMLmind XML Editor being a modular software, most major features are packaged as add-ons.)

This "Easy Profiling" add-on which is installed by default:

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Stilo DITA Knowledge Series | Review of the year 2015

Three years on and still going strong!

As 2015 draws to an end, I wanted to thank all those of you who have joined us for one, or maybe more, of this year's Stilo DITA Knowledge Series webinars. We launched the series back in January 2013, and it is great to see that, three years on, it is still so well supported.

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XMLmind XSL Utility, a user-friendly, desktop application

You need to convert DITA documents to PDF, DOCX, ODT, Web Help, EPUB, etc, and don't like command-line tools. Look no further, give XMLmind XSL Utility a try:

Moreover, XMLmind XSL Utility allows to extensively configure and customize the conversion process without having to tweak obscure files by hand.

Latest version supports computers having very high resolution (HiDPI) screens and comes with a Mac OS X native ".dmg" distribution.

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Release of XMLmind DITA Converter v2.5.7, a serious alternative to the DITA Open Toolkit

Element <abbreviated-form> is now processed as described in the DITA 1.2 spec. More information:

Download this free, open source software from


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