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Architecture

The DITA Architecture area contains references to specifications and articles that explain the architectural underpinnings of the DITA language.

How many elements are in DITA?

Because DITA is an architecture, not just a DTD, you have to ask the question in terms of which infotype (concept, task, reference) , containing which domains. New specializations always increase the count, but the new content models typically have more restricted content models, which limits the selection choices that writers actually see in a validating XML editor.

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DITA Knowledge Base

DITA Knowledge Base pages provide a reliable basis of technical and educational information on the standard. Content is created and maintained by the DITA XML.org Editorial Board, however much of it has been moved to the wiki section of this site.

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DITA 101

The DITA OASIS Standard defines an XML architecture for designing, writing, managing, and publishing technical documentation in print and on the Web. DITA (commonly pronunced dit'-uh) builds content reuse into the authoring process for document creation and management.

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Creating content

When creating new content, you have several choices about what type of content you want to add to this website.  Currently these are the supported content types.  Note that a 'book page' is equivalent to the 'wiki' concept.
  • book page A book is a collaborative writing effort: users can collaborate writing the pages of the book, positioning the pages in the right order, and reviewing or modifying pages previously written. So when you have some information to share or when you read a page of the book and you didn't like it, or if you think a certain page could have been written better, you can do something about it.

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