Architectural specification : Architectural Specification: Technical Content Version : Topic domains: Technical content
   
Topic domains: Technical content
A DITA domain defines a set of elements associated with a particular subject area or authoring requirement. DITA incorporates several domains into the Technical Content specializations. Other domains are incorporated into basic DITA.
The elements in a domain are defined in a domain module which can be integrated with a topic type to make the domain elements available within the topic type structure. Currently the following domains are provided as part of the Technical Content specializations:
Table 4. Technical content domains
Domain
Description
Short name
Module name
Programming
For describing programming and programming languages
pr-d
programmingDomain.mod (DTD)
programmingDomain.ent
programmingDomain.xsd (Schema)
Software
For describing software
sw-d
softwareDomain.mod (DTD)
softwareDomain.ent
softwareDomain.xsd (Schema)
User interface
For describing elements in a user interface
ui-d
uiDomain.mod (DTD)
uiDomain.ent
uiDomain.xsd (Schema)
Hazard statements
For providing detailed information about safety hazards
hazard-d
hazardstatementDomain.mod (DTD) hazardstatementDomain.ent hazardstatementDomain.xsd (Schema)
Abbreviated form
For linking between a text reference to a glossentry topic. A specialization of <term> to provide an <abbreviated-form> element
abbrev-d
abbreviateDomain.mod (DTD)
abbreviateDomain.ent
abbreviateDomain.xsd (Schema)
Glossary reference
For linking from a term to its glossary topic
glossref-d
glossrefDomain.mod (DTD) glossrefDomain.ent glossrefDomain.xsd (Schema)
The technical content domain specializations, like all domain specializations, may be included in the DITA document types beyond those in the technical content section. The DITA document types in the technical content section make use of other domain specializations in addition to those listed in the table.
The elements and attributes included in specific domain specializations are described in the domain elements of the DITA 1.2 Language Reference.