A-Z glossary of PageSeeder concepts


DITA is an XML standard for documentation and processing from OASIS. It shares some of the same architectural concepts as PageSeeder.

These include:

  • specialization – DITA is designed so that it can be extended without requiring any substantial changes to the software. (see PSML and document template)
  • topics – designed to be self-contained document objects assembled by maps. (see document type)
  • maps – binders that organize topics for processing. (see document – references)
  • keys – identifiers that can be used for linking and other operations. (see Doc ID or URI ID / URIID)

DITA also uses a two-stage processing architecture to, firstly resolve the linked objects into the correct order and hierarchy and secondly, to transform the XML into a formatting language. 

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