Today the members of the OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC announced the publication of the second version of their Committee Note “Lightweight DITA: An Introduction”:
Lightweight DITA (LwDITA) is a simplified version of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). In comparison to DITA 1.3, it has a smaller element type and attribute set, stricter content models, and a reduced feature set. It also defines mappings between XML, HTML5, and Markdown so that authors can collaborate and publish across different markup languages.
As I wrote later in DITA-OT³ Markdown Support:
That post provided background information for people who are new to the concept of lightweight markup languages and how they relate to more structured authoring formats like DITA.
— But that was years ago, and a lot has happened since then…
At this year’s DITA Europe conference in Berlin, I gave a follow-up talk that explained how DITA Open Toolkit 3.0 supports Markdown out-of-the-box along with the alternative authoring formats proposed for Lightweight DITA.
For more information on publishing with Markdown/DITA workflows, see DITA-OT³ Markdown Support.