Reference-Based DITA Topics

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a task-based DITA topic about preparing a fried egg.  (Before that, I wrote about how learning DITA has been on my “learning bucket list” and how I wrote my first few DITA topics.)

With DITA, the text (what we technical communicators call “content”) has to be properly categorized according to the type of information being provided. (I already covered task info in the earlier blog post.) Another common type of DITA topic is that of reference info.

At the time of that last blog post, I gave a few caveats, one of which said the topic was focused solely on the task itself.

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