HDITA is the authoring format of LwDITA that uses HTML5 to structure information. It also uses custom data attributes to provide interoperability with DITA.

HDITA is designed for users who want to use HTML-authoring tools to write structured content.

Target users of HDITA include the following:

  • Marketing writers who want to contribute to DITA-based product documentation without using an XML editor

  • Software developers who want to contribute to documentation using HTML-authoring tools

  • Teachers and trainers who want to create course content for a Web site or learning management system (LMS)

  • Bloggers and content strategists who want to be able to create and edit content using mobile devices

  • Authors who want to write content for the Web that does not require a transformation process

  • Non-English-speaking content creators who are comfortable with HTML5 semantic elements