David Hawthorne Technical Communicator San Diego, California

DITA and XML

In parallel with my Technical Communication studies at UC San Diego, I independently studied DITA and XML. The capstone project for my certificate program was a responsive web-help system created in a DITA authoring environment. Visit QSRdrums.com to see the live site.

What is DITA?

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) was  created by IBM specifically for writing, organizing, and linking topic-based content that focuses on the goals of the user.

DITA is a data model represented by a document type declaration (DTD) established under the XML framework. A DTD defines the allowable elements, attributes, and other document pieces of an XML document type.

Features and Benefits of DITA

DITA imposes a modular structure on content, which improves consistency. Writing teams benefit from the ability to quickly reorganize information, simplified file management, support for collaboration, and more flexible linking.

DITA offers a number of features that save time, reduce costs, improve accuracy, and increase customer satisfaction:

• modularity

• structured writing

• information typing

• separation of content from presentation

• single-sourcing

• minimalism

• topic-based

• task-orientation

• content reuse

• conditional processing

• localization-friendly

• multi-channel delivery

• component publishing

• usability

• consistency

• object-orientation

• inheritance

 

Refer to the DITA Business Case for more information on cost savings that can be achieved.

Copyright 2018 David Hawthorne. All rights reserved.
Copyright 2018 David Hawthorne. All rights reserved.
Copyright 2018 David Hawthorne. All rights reserved.
Copyright 2018 David Hawthorne. All rights reserved.

In parallel with my Technical Communication studies at UC San Diego, I independently studied DITA and XML. The capstone project for my certificate program was a responsive web-help system created in a DITA authoring environment. Visit QSRdrums.com to see the live site.

What is DITA?

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) was  created by IBM specifically for writing, organizing, and linking topic-based content that focuses on the goals of the user.

DITA is a data model represented by a document type declaration (DTD) established under the XML framework. A DTD defines the allowable elements, attributes, and other document pieces of an XML document type.

Features and Benefits of DITA

DITA imposes a modular structure on content, which improves consistency. Writing teams benefit from the ability to quickly reorganize information, simplified file management, support for collaboration, and more flexible linking.

DITA offers a number of features that save time, reduce costs, improve accuracy, and increase customer satisfaction:

• Modularity

• structured writing

• information typing

• separation of content from presentation

• single-sourcing

• minimalism

• topic-based

• task-orientation

• content reuse

• conditional processing

• localization-friendly

• multi-channel delivery

• component publishing

• usability

• consistency

• object-orientation

• inheritance

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2018 David Hawthorne. All rights reserved.

DITA and XML

In parallel with my Technical Communication studies at UC San Diego, I independently studied DITA and XML. The capstone project for my certificate program was a responsive web-help system created in a DITA authoring environment. Visit QSRdrums.com to see the live site.

What is DITA?

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) was  created by IBM specifically for writing, organizing, and linking topic-based content that focuses on the goals of the user.

DITA is a data model represented by a document type declaration (DTD) established under the XML framework. A DTD defines the allowable elements, attributes, and other document pieces of an XML document type.

Features and Benefits of DITA

DITA imposes a modular structure on content, which improves consistency. Writing teams benefit from the ability to quickly reorganize information, simplified file management, support for collaboration, and more flexible linking.

DITA offers a number of features that save time, reduce costs, improve accuracy, and increase customer satisfaction:

• modularity

• structured writing

• information typing

• separation of content from presentation

• single-sourcing

• minimalism

• topic-based

• task-orientation

• content reuse

• conditional processing

• localization-friendly

• multi-channel delivery

• component publishing

• usability

• consistency

• object-orientation

• inheritance

Copyright 2018 David Hawthorne. All rights reserved.