Metadata

Metadata is semantic information about the information in a document, for example the name of the document's author, the date the document was created, the name of the product the information is describing, the target audience, and copyright information.

In DITA you can specify metadata at the topic or map level, with map-level metadata overriding topic entries.

Example

<metadata>
<keywords>
<keyword>Ant script</keyword>
<indexterm>Ant scripts
<indexterm>definition</indexterm>
<indexterm>usage</indexterm>
</indexterm>
</keywords>
<prodinfo>
<prodname>DITA Open Toolkit</prodname>
<vrmlist>
<vrm version="1.3.1"/>
</vrmlist>
</prodinfo>
</metadata>