Specializing domains in DITA

Feature provides for great flexibility in extending and reusing information types

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Erik Hennum

Date archived: May 14, 2019 | Last updated: September 28, 2005|First published: May 01, 2002

In current approaches, DTDs are static. As a result, DTD designers try to cover every contingency and, when this effort fails, users have to force their information to fit existing types. The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) changes this situation by giving information architects and developers the power to extend a base DTD to cover their domains. This article shows you how to leverage the extensible DITA DTD to describe new domains of information.

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