Changes from DITA 1.0 to DITA 1.1

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 1: Base Edition

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The DITA 1.1 specification was designed to be backwards-compatible with applications that conform to the DITA 1.0 specification.

The following major changes to the architecture provided added functionality for DITA 1.1:
  • A bookmap specialization for encoding book-specific information in a DITA map
  • A glossentry specialization for glossary entries
  • Indexing specializations for see, see-also, page ranges, and sort order
  • Improvements to graphic scaling capability
  • Improved short description flexibility through a new abstract element
  • Specialization support for new global attributes, such as conditional processing attributes
  • Support for integration of existing content structures through the foreign element
  • Support for new kinds of information and structures through the data and unknown elements
  • Formalization of conditional processing profiles