Content reuse

Content reuse is the use of a single piece of content in multiple location in a single document, or in multiple, related documents.

One example would be to use the same DITA topic in more than one map.

Another example would be to employ a conref to reuse a glossary or core vocabulary item in an "about" topic.

One of the major reasons users cite for moving to DITA is the ability to reuse content effectively.

Related concepts
Content inventory
Content reference attribute
Specialization (information design reuse)