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<h1> Darwin Information Typing Architecture</h1>

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<h2>Definitions</h2> : 'Topic' - The highest standard structure in DITA. Topics are not nested. (Example: A topic within a topic)

: <b>Section</b> - Used for internal organization of a Topic, these define or directly support the topic

: <b>Processing Context</b> - Any higher structure than a topic used to handle context. (*Examples:* Print-organizing structure or the helpset-like navigation)

: <b>Reuse</b> - Two Levels

:: <b>Topic reuse or Course Grain Reuse</b> - Because of the non-nesting structure of topics, a topic can be reused in any topic-like context. :: <b>Content reuse or Fine Grain Reuse</b> - Via a _conref_ attribute that can point to any other equivalent element in the same or any other topic.

: <b>[ Specialization]</b>. Allows any DITA element to be extended into a new element whose identifier gets added to the class attribute through its DTD. Therefore, a new element is always associated to its base, or to any element in its specialization sequence.

:: <b>Topic specialization</b> - A way to extend the generic topic into new information types (or _infotypes_). (Example, a recipe, a material safety data sheet, and an encyclopedia article are all potential derivations from a common reference topic).

::: <b>NOTE</b> By default, DITA has three specialized topic types: _Concept_, _task_, and _reference_. :::: <html><img src=“”/>

:: <b>Domain specialization</b> - The element vocabulary within a topic (or set of infotyped topics) can be extended by introducing elements that reflect a particular information domain served by those topics. (Example a specialized domain, such as programming phrases, can be introduced by substitution anywhere that the root elements are allowed.


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