DITA 1.2 Specification - Introduction

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) 1.2 specification defines a set of document types for authoring and organizing topic-oriented information, as well as a set of mechanisms for combining, extending, and constraining document types.

The DITA 1.2 Specification can be downloaded from:


Note that this is a specification primarily for developers rather than an explanatory text for users, so if you are unfamiliar with DITA and its concepts it should be read in association with tutorial material.


The DITA 1.2 specification has been approved by OASIS Members:


Introductory Material

Several books have been written on DITA 1.2, including:

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Practical DITA by Julio Vazquez. Can be ordered from amazon.com, lulu.com, and sdicorp.com.

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