Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA)

Manage technical documentation in XML

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is a system of Document Type Definitions (DTDs) and conventions for authoring and delivering technical information. Learn more about this standard that IBM produced to help organize its vast amount of data.

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25 April 2007 (First published 06 February 2007)

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is a system of Document Type Definitions (DTDs) and conventions for authoring and delivering technical information. Learn more about this standard that IBM produced to help organize its vast amount of data.

The numerous technical products IBM® has produced over the years have led to huge amounts of technical information for the company to organize and publish. In developing a system for using XML for this information management, IBM developed the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) [OASIS Standard]. DITA is "an XML-based, end-to-end architecture for authoring, producing, and delivering technical information." It includes a DTD for organizing documents into reusable modules called "topics" and for expressing content within topics. It also provides a system for metadata annotations of topics so that users can easily search, filter, and process them.

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