Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 2: Technical Content Edition

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The booklist element is a general purpose element, designed for use in specializations, that references a topic or map containing a list of items within the book. For example, it could be used to reference a topic that contains a list of authors for the book. When a more specific element is already available, such as tablelist for a list of tables, use that element instead.

Content models

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


- map/topicref bookmap/booklist


In this case the booklist element references a topic that contains a list of authors of topics in this document.

  <booklist href="authors.dita" navtitle="List of authors"/>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group, Link relationship attribute group (with a narrowed definition of href, given below), Attributes common to many map elements, navtitle and copy-to from Topicref element attributes group, outputclass, and keyref.

References a manual listing for the current element. See The href attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications. If no href is specified, processors can choose to generate an appropriate listing for this element. All of the book listings operate in a similar manner; for example, <toc href="toc.dita"/> references a topic which contains a manual table of contents, while <toc/> indicates that a processor should generate the table of contents.