Overview of DITA and XML

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is a framework for authoring and publishing documentation using Extensible Markup Language (XML). XML is the markup language that includes the tags used to create links to websites, bold or italicize text, or create lists. The basic structure of a document includes several files: ditamap, concept, task, and reference that are the code and content to produce a document. These files are then transformed, or published, to create the output in various formats such as XHTML or PDF.

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