Structured authoring has become one of the most popular ways of developing content. The main focus is on separating the data (words, images, links, etc.) from presentation (typeface, margins, color, etc.). This type of authoring is increasingly used in all manner of organizations. Structured authoring as a framework is the basis of today’s content management systems.
The open-source standard, DITA, is a form of structured authoring designed specifically for documentation. DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) is often referenced as a skill area in job postings for technical writers. Many authoring tools support the use of DITA.
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