SAN JOSE, CA. – June 30, 2009 – Single-Sourcing Solutions is pleased to announce that the Arbortext DITA Application supports the preliminary 1.2 version of the DITA specification.

The DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) standard was pioneered at IBM and is sponsored by OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards.

The 5.4 F000 Document Type Guide has this to say:

You can use Arbortext Editor to edit any DITA 1.2 document. Composition is preliminary and not currently supported for all of the new DITA 1.2 features. Several features are either not yet supported or not completely supported.

The Arbortext DITA Application supports the DITA standard class attribute that enables an element to be labeled as a specialization of another element. Output and other processing can treat occurrences of the specialized element as if they were the base element used for the specialization. This process is called generalization or fallback processing and is supported by the Arbortext DITA Application.

To obtain more information on OASIS and DITA, visit the OASIS web site at www.oasis-open.org. Refer to the DITA Architectural Specification for an overview of the DITA standard. Refer to the DITA Language Reference for specific information about DITA elements and attributes. These documents are available on the OASIS web site. A preliminary version of the 1.2 version of the DITA Language Reference is also available in the Arbortext Help Center.

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About Single-Sourcing Solutions

Single-Sourcing Solutions is reseller of PTC’s Arbortext and Arbortext Content Manager (Windchill) products. With over a decade’s experience with the Arbortext toolset and in the practical development and deployment of mission-critical, custom XML development, Single-Sourcing Solutions has the expertise required for successful dynamic information delivery. Single-Sourcing Solutions is active in the global Arbortext community and related information development communities.

For more information on Single-Sourcing Solutions, please visit http://www.single-sourcing.com.

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