The technical content edition of the DITA specification is the medium-sized edition. It is designed for users who use information typing and document complex applications and devices, such as software, hardware, medical devices, machinery, and more.
The following graphic illustrates the contents of the technical content edition; it also highlights how the technical content edition relates to the other editions.
The DITA markup for DITA vocabulary modules and DITA document types is available in several XML languages: RELAX NG (RNG), XML Document-Type Definitions (DTD), and W3C XML Schema (XSD).
While the files should define the same DITA elements, the RELAX NG grammars are normative if there is a discrepancy.
The specification is written for implementers of the DITA standard, including tool developers and XML architects who develop specializations. The documentation contains several parts:
The DITA written specification is available in the following formats; the XHTML version is authoritative:
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