The OASIS open standards consortium announced that its members have approved Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) version 1.2. DITA defines XML architecture for designing, writing, managing, and publishing information in print and on the web. It is used for books, technical manuals, help files, training, and multimedia authoring.
Participation in the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and the DITA Adoption Committee is open to all companies, nonprofit groups, governments, academic institutions, and individuals. As with all OASIS projects, archives of the committees' work are accessible to both members and nonmembers.