DITA is the abbreviation for Darwin Information Typing Architecture, an XML-based standard for designing, writing, managing, and publishing many kinds of information in print and on the Web.

DITA is designed to support structured, topic-based information and geared mainly towards technical documentation, Help systems and other information sets consisting of modular information with many topics of the same type(s). The standard was created by IBM and is curently in the hands of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee. For more information please visit http://dita.xml.org or read IBM’s introduction to DITA.