Changes from DITA 1.0 to DITA 1.1

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2

(Non-normative) 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