Selecting Input and Output Formats : Understanding Input Formats : DITA XML Files
DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) is an XML-based format for creating and publishing technical content. DITA leverages the strengths of XML and provides a standard set of element definitions used to create technical content. These definitions include three topic types based on the standard topic definition:
Within these topics, DITA specifies the information elements used to define the content, such as the title, paragraph, table, and list elements. For more information about DITA and using DITA source documents with ePublisher, see “Designing DITA Usage Standards”.