Are there standardized DITA specialization profiles for food service technical documentation?

While DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) provides a flexible framework for specialization, there are currently no standardized DITA specialization profiles specifically tailored to food service technical documentation. Specialization profiles are typically developed and customized by organizations to meet their specific industry and documentation needs.

Custom Specialization

Food service establishments often have unique requirements when it comes to technical documentation, including menus, recipes, food safety protocols, and more. To ensure compliance with industry-specific standards, organizations can create custom DITA specialization profiles that define the specific document types, elements, and structures needed for their documentation. These custom specializations allow organizations to align their documentation with food service regulations and standards.


Here’s an example of a simplified custom DITA specialization profile for food service documentation:

  <element name="name">
    <description>Name of the menu item.</description>
  <element name="description">
    <description>Description of the menu item.</description>
  <element name="ingredients">
    <description>List of ingredients.</description>
  <element name="preparation">
    <description>Preparation instructions.</description>

In this example, a custom DITA specialization profile is created for “menu_item” documents commonly used in food service documentation. It defines specific elements like “name,” “description,” “ingredients,” and “preparation” to ensure consistency and compliance with food service documentation standards.