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What is a topic

In DITA, all content is chunked into topics. Topics are discrete units of information, organized around a single subject or answering a single question. Each topic makes sense on its own and can be authored as a stand-alone piece.

A topic is traditionally composed of a title and some content. That content can include:

  • One or more sentences
  • Tables
  • Lists (bulleted lists, numbered steps…)
  • Illustrations

The following topic, for example, answers the question “How do I take pictures in auto-adjustment mode?” It is composed of a title, some introductory sentences and a list of numbered steps.

dita/what_is_a_topic.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/30 13:16 (external edit)