Certain terms have particular meaning in the context of the DITA Open Toolkit project.
Required parameter passed to the Ant process or dita command.
Pre-defined interface that can be added to a plug-in to allow other plug-ins to extend or customize portions
of its functionality. An extendable feature is defined by declaring an
element in the plugin.xml file. Other plug-ins can then override the default behavior by
defining custom code that runs when this extension point is called.
Discretionary parameter passed to the Ant process or dita command.
Deliverable file or set of files containing all of the transformed content.
Command-line argument or option passed to the Ant process or dita command.
Group of related files that change the default behavior of DITA-OT in some way.
Software that performs a series of operations to transform DITA content from one format to
Ant-specific argument or option.
<template> elements can be added to plugin.xml files to
define XML or XSL files that integrate DITA-OT extensions. Template files are often named with a
_template suffix, and may be used to create custom extensions, group targets, and more.
Anything contained in the plug-in’s template files is integrated when the plug-in is installed.
Component of a plug-in that defines an output format.
Note: Abbreviated form of transformation type. Use only to refer to the
transtype parameter of the dita command, or to the
<transtype> element in a plugin.xml file that defines the output
Language-specific piece of generated text, most often defined in the files in
Set of rules in an XSL stylesheet that are applied to nodes that match specific XML structures.