XDITA is the authoring format of LwDITA that uses XML to structure information. XDITA is a subset of DITA, with new multimedia element types added to support interoperability with HTML5.

XDITA is designed for users who want to write DITA content but who do not want (or need) the full power of DITA.

Target users of XDITA include the following:

  • Information developers who use an XML editor but who want a smaller set of elements and attributes with which to work

  • Departments who want to reduce the cost of developing and maintaining style sheets

  • Content developers who want their DITA content to be subsumed by a product documentation set that is based on Markdown or HTML5