1 Introduction to DITA 1.3
The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) specification defines a set of
document types for authoring and organizing topic-oriented information, as well as a set of
mechanisms for combining, extending, and constraining document types.
1.1 About the DITA specification: Technical content edition
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 key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT, "RECOMMEND", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC 2119].
1.3 Normative references
1.4 Non-normative references
Non-normative references are references to external documents or resources that implementers of DITA might find useful.
1.5 Formatting conventions in the XHTML version of the specification
Given the size and complexity of the specification, it is not generated as a single XHTML file. Instead, each DITA topic is rendered as a separate XHTML file. The XHTML version of the specification uses certain formatting conventions to aid readers in navigating through the specification and locating material easily: Link previews and navigation links. ►
◄ 1.6 Formatting conventions in the Errata 02 version of the specification
Content that has been modified
►since the DITA 1.3 version◄
of the written specification is indicated with visual cues.
► This document contains changes for both DITA 1.3 Errata 01 and DITA 1.3 Errata 02.◄