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

Managing review comments and feedback within DITA for manufacturing content is an essential part of the documentation process. It allows teams to collaborate effectively, address suggestions, and ensure the accuracy and quality of the content. DITA offers structured ways to handle review comments and feedback through elements like <revhistory> and <revremark>.

Structured Review History

DITA enables organizations to maintain a structured review history for their manufacturing content. The <revhistory> element is used to record information about when reviews occurred, who conducted them, and the nature of the changes made. This structured approach ensures transparency and accountability.

Review Remarks

Within the <revhistory> element, <revremark> elements can be used to capture detailed comments and feedback from reviewers. Each <revremark> includes information about the reviewer, the date of the remark, and the specific comment or feedback provided. This allows content creators to understand the context of the feedback and make necessary revisions.


Here’s an example of how DITA allows for structured review history and review remarks:

    <author>John Smith</author>
      <author>Jane Doe</author>
      <text>Updated safety precautions.</text>
      <author>David Brown</author>
      <text>Clarify the steps in the assembly process.</text>

In this example, a DITA topic includes a structured review history with revision numbers and review remarks. Reviewers like Jane Doe and David Brown have provided specific feedback on safety precautions and assembly process steps.