Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 1: Base Edition

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 1: Base Edition
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The sectiondiv element allows logical grouping of content within a section. There is no additional meaning associated with the sectiondiv element. The sectiondiv element does not contain a title; the lowest level of titled content within a topic is the section itself. If additional hierarchy is required, use nested topics instead of the section.

The sectiondiv element nests itself, so it can be specialized to create structured information within sections. Another common use case for the sectiondiv element is to group a sequence of related elements for reuse, so that another topic can reference the entire set with a single conref attribute.

Because the sectiondiv element can only be used within section elements, use the div element to group content that might occur in both topic bodies and sections.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


- topic/sectiondiv


In the example below, the sectiondiv element is used to group content that can be reused elsewhere.

  <title>Nice pets</title>
  <sectiondiv id="smallpets">
    <p>Cats are nice.</p>
    <p>Dogs are nice.</p>
    <p>Friends of mine really love their hedgehogs.</p>
  <sectiondiv id="biggerpets">
    <p>Lots of people want ponies when they grow up.</p>
    <p>Llamas are also popular.</p>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and outputclass.