This prose specification is one component of a work product that also includes:
- Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Part 0: Overview. http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/dita/v1.3/os/part0-overview/dita-v1.3-os-part0-overview.html.
- Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Part 1: Base Edition (this document). http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/dita/v1.3/os/part1-base/dita-v1.3-os-part1-base.html. This edition contains topic and map; it is designed for implementers and users who need only the most fundamental pieces of the DITA framework.
- Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Part 2: Technical Content Edition. http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/dita/v1.3/os/part2-tech-content/dita-v1.3-os-part2-tech-content.html. This edition contains the base architecture plus the technical-content specializations; it is designed for authors who use information typing and document complex applications and devices.
- Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Part 3: All-Inclusive Edition. http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/dita/v1.3/os/part3-all-inclusive/dita-v1.3-os-part3-all-inclusive.html. This edition contains the base architecture, technical content, and the learning and training specializations. It is designed for implementers who want all OASIS-approved specializations, as well as users who develop learning and training materials.
- ZIP file that contains a CHM version of the written specification for this part. http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/dita/v1.3/os/part1-base/dita-v1.3-os-part1-base-chm.zip
- ZIP file that contains an HTML version of the written specification for this part. http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/dita/v1.3/os/part1-base/dita-v1.3-os-part1-base-html.zip
- ZIP file that contains the grammar files for this part. http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/dita/v1.3/os/part1-base/dita-v1.3-os-part1-base-grammars.zip
- ZIP file that contains the DITA source for this part. http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/dita/v1.3/os/part1-base/dita-v1.3-os-part1-base-dita.zip
For more information about the editions and what they contain, see Editions.
The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) 1.3 specification defines both a) a set of document types for authoring and organizing topic-oriented information; and b) a set of mechanisms for combining, extending, and constraining document types.
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When referencing this specification the following citation format should be used:
- Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 1: Base Edition. Edited by Robert D. Anderson and Kristen James Eberlein. 17 December 2015. OASIS Standard. http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/dita/v1.3/os/part1-base/dita-v1.3-os-part1-base.html. Latest version: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/dita/v1.3/dita-v1.3-part1-base.html.