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[ba-ohs-talk] Darwin Information Typing Architecture

"The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is an XML-based 
architecture for authoring, producing, and delivering technical 
information. This article introduces the architecture, which sets forth a 
set of design principles for creating information-typed modules at a topic 
level, and for using that content in delivery modes such as online help and 
product support portals on the Web. This article serves as a roadmap to the 
Darwin Information Typing Architecture: what it is and how it applies to 
technical documentation. The article links to representative source code"    (01)

See also:
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-dita2/    (02)

"The point of the XML-based Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) 
is to create modular technical documents that are easy to reuse with varied 
display and delivery mechanisms, such as helpsets, manuals, hierarchical 
summaries for small-screen devices, and so on. This article explains how to 
put the DITA principles into practice.
Specialization is the process by which authors and architects define new 
topic types, while maintaining compatibility with existing style sheets, 
transforms, and processes. The new topic types are defined as an extension, 
or delta, relative to an existing topic type, thereby reducing the work 
necessary to define and maintain the new type.
The examples used in this paper use XML DTD syntax and XSLT; if you need 
background on these subjects, see Resources. "    (03)