Understanding how content is organized using objects

In IXIASOFT CCMS Web, content is organized into different types of objects.

There are four different types of objects that comprise a document within the CCMS Web:

  1. Topic: This is the basic unit of information, covering a single subject. It contains content like conceptual information, instructions, or reference data. A topic can also contain references to other objects such as images or resources. Think of it as a page with a heading and the information under that heading.
  2. Image: This object contains any image along with other information for it such as keywords or descriptive text. This object can also contain multiple versions of images in different resolutions and formats for use with different types of output.
  3. Resource: An object of read-only material that is not directly editable, such as a PDF file.
  4. Map: A map contains references to all the objects, usually topics, that are included in the document. Think of it like the table of contents or an outline that provides structure for a document.
Note: Whenever you are assigned a topic in CCMS Web, the assignment includes a map referred to as a Context Map. The Context Map provides you with the context for understanding the topic and also the definitions to resolve any keys contained in the topic.
Figure: Hierarchy of objects
Hierarchy of objects