How are review comments and feedback managed within DITA for culinary technical content?

Managing review comments and feedback within DITA for culinary technical content is essential to ensure the quality and accuracy of recipes, cooking instructions, and related culinary documentation. DITA offers structured mechanisms to handle review comments effectively, facilitating collaboration among culinary experts and content creators.

Review Annotations

DITA allows for the inclusion of review annotations within culinary documents. These annotations are typically added as elements or attributes within the XML structure, making it easy to associate comments with specific sections of a recipe or culinary content. Reviewers can provide feedback, suggestions, or corrections directly within the document, specifying the location and nature of the comment. This approach ensures that feedback is contextually relevant and actionable for content authors.

Comment Tracking

Comments and feedback within DITA culinary content are tracked systematically. Each comment can be associated with metadata, including the reviewer’s name, timestamp, and status (e.g., open, resolved). This metadata allows for efficient tracking of the review process, ensuring that all comments are addressed and that there is clear accountability for implementing changes. It also helps in identifying when and by whom specific feedback was provided.


Here’s an example of how review comments and feedback can be managed within DITA for culinary technical content:

  <title>Classic Spaghetti Carbonara</title>
  <author>Lisa Chefington</author>
    <step id="1">Boil the pasta.</step>
    <step id="2">Cook the bacon.</step>
    <step id="3">Mix eggs and cheese.</step>
    <comment id="c1">
      <reviewer>John Taster</reviewer>
      <timestamp>2023-11-10 09:30</timestamp>
      <location>Step 2: Cook the bacon</location>
      <content>Consider using pancetta instead of bacon for a more authentic flavor.</content>
    <comment id="c2">
      <reviewer>Sara Foodie</reviewer>
      <timestamp>2023-11-11 15:45</timestamp>
      <location>Step 3: Mix eggs and cheese</location>
      <content>Update the quantity of cheese to 1/2 cup for a creamier texture.</content>

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