Information mashups are collections of structured and unstructured content combined in a single, web-based location so they can be browsed and searched as a single body of information.
Posting the information collections in a single location makes them more useful to users; creating and publishing them separately allows the content owners and originating authors more flexibility in creating and managing the content.
Our two model sites (DITAinfo.info and XMLdocs.info) are examples of information mashups that combines DITA-based structured content published using XML-RPC with unstructured content created and published using the native web CMS capabilities. Because the structured information was created using XML/DITA, we call them DITAmashups.
The diagram below provides more information about information mashups.
The diagram below shows an example of an information mashup in the software domain.