FLOWiki

(y)our wiki about all things technical communication

User Tools

Site Tools


dita:start

DITA

DITA is an open standard to structure documentation and is therefore often used in technical writing.

Definition

It stands for “Darwin Information Typing Architecture”.

  • Darwin: a set of information models that can evolve and be specialised to account for the client’s particular authoring and publishing needs.
  • Information Typing: content is organised in chunks of information called “topics” and topics are categorised by the type of information they contain: task, concept or reference (or others).
  • Architecture: a set of standardised, open-source well-documented information models for various types of content.

History

DITA was originally developed by IBM but since 2005 it is defined and maintained by OASIS, a non-profit consortium comprised of members from the technology industry, users and influencers.

Features

DITA and structured authoring are closely related. The first three DITA features are also structured authoring features.

References

dita/start.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/13 14:26 by freya