It may be frustrating early on to work with elements and not see the ‘right’ element at any given time.However, with exposure to the elements and proper training, the DITA specification can be learned quickly.
There are many benefits to be gained by working with DITA.
This includes applications to author content, to manage content, and to deliver content.
The DITA specification does have some specific elements that may be used only in a given context and therefore do not apply to all users.
Format is applied by an application in a programmatic way without the author having to manually decide on formatting options as he or she writes.
The raw XML code associated with the DITA specification is formatted based on a standard set of rules that are defined once and reused as needed.
It is based on the idea of building information types for specific representation of structured content from a common initial topic.