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Difference between Task, Concept, and Reference topics in DITA

Task, Concept, and Reference in DITA

Task, Concept, and Reference in DITA

Note: The content on this page is based on work done by Bernard Aschwanden of
http://www.publishingsmarter.com and is used with permission.

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) specifies three basic topic types: Task, Concept, and Reference. However, people often get confused about these three types. Our cool (and knowledgeable) professor Bernard Aschwanden (he is an expert in DITA!) gave us an interesting exercise to differentiate between the three topic types in DITA.

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10 Twitter hashtags for #TechnicalWriters

 

Twitter  is becoming a useful media for sharing information. Many technical writers (including me; my twitter id is @gurpreetwrites) have started using this media to spread information, news, and sometimes their opinion about technical writing. Tom Johnson also blogged about using hashtags on mobile.

The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. A hashtag makes it easier to follow a particular profession (such as technical writing or software development) or an event (such as conference).

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