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Subject: Re: [dita] Topic type versus information type

I believe they are close but not exact. Typically topic types are information types (eg concept, task, reference), and topic-level information types are often the main focus of an information architecture design, but other information types are above or below the topic level (for example, tutorial is an information type that may consist of multiple topic types; and within the task topic type, the context and steps may be regarded as information types).

Hence the decision to use "topic type" throughout the standard, once the relationship between topic types and information types has been established.

Michael Priestley
IBM DITA Architect and Classification Schema PDT Lead

"Paul Prescod" <paul.prescod@xmetal.com>

06/15/2006 08:53 AM

[dita] Topic type versus information type

Are the phrases "topic type" and "information type" synonyms?

Paul Prescod

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