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double bracket syntax

This site supports a 'wiki' method of creating links to new content.  All you need to do when authoring a page is surround some words with double square brackets like so:
[ (x2)    Some  Title Text     ] (x2)

After saving your content, the words in double brackets will automatically create a link to the content (if it exists by that title already), or to the edit window to add the content if it does not yet exist.

It takes more effort to explain than it does to use it.  Go ahead.  Create a new 'Collaborative Story', and surround a key phrase or topic that you want to elaborate on using the double-bracket syntax and you'll be able to quickly add that new content too.

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Members Approve DITA as OASIS Standard

OASIS, the international e-business standards consortium, announced that its members approved the DITA version 1.0 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. Arbortext, BMC Software, IBM, Idiom, Innodata Isogen, Intel, Nokia, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, the U.S. Department of Defense, and others participated in defining this XML architecture for publishing.

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Test: OASIS Security Services Technical Committee


29-Sep-2005: The individual SAML V2.0 schema files are now available from persistent URLs of the form " http://docs.oasis-open.org/security/saml/v2.0/...". They are all linked from the SAML V2.0 and Post-V2.0 Information section below.

16-Aug-2005: The Liberty Alliance ran a SAML V2.0 interoperability testing session, which was successfully completed by eight companies.


SAML, developed by the Security Services Technical Committee of OASIS, is an XML-based framework for communicating user authentication, entitlement, and attribute information. As its name suggests, SAML allows business entities to make assertions regarding the identity, attributes, and entitlements of a subject (an entity that is often a human user) to other entities, such as a partner company or another enterprise application.

For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ

The SSTC has a SAML Adoption Subcommittee. Technical Work Produced by the Committee:
External Resources:

Although not produced by the SSTC, the following information offers useful insights into its work:

Namespaces when Specializing

To make it easier for information architects who are creating specializations, it helps to have guidelines for specializers.

This guideline speaks in favor of creating a distinctive namespace for the new identifiers in a specialized module. It explains how to do so, and some of the consequences.

The content is based on an e-mail message from Eliot Kimber on February 8, 2006 to the mailing list of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee. Note: this was written quickly, for a language design discussion. Suggestion: edit for a less conversational style.

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Guidelines for Specializers

These guidelines are primarily for information architects who are considering adding to the pool of DITA Specializations. Please add your own suggestions, marking with "Suggestion:" any contributions that you believe the community might need to come to consensus on.

Several categories of information are relevant:

  • What a specializer needs to know about modules in DITA
  • Where existing modules are catalogued

Some special topics are also provided:


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