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

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The conbodydiv element is similar to the bodydiv element in that it provides an informal container for content that might be grouped within a concept. There are no additional semantics attached to the conbodydiv element; it is purely a grouping element provided to help organize content.

The parent conbody element has a restriction that section or example elements can only be followed by other sections or examples. The conbodydiv element, which allows groupings of sections and examples, keeps the same restriction in place; once used, only sections, examples, or other conbodydiv groups are allowed.

Content models

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


- topic/bodydiv concept/conbodydiv


One common use case for the conbodydiv element is to group a sequence of sections for reuse, so that another concept can reference the entire set with a single conref attribute.

<concept id="sample" xml:lang="en">
 <title>Conbodydiv example</title>
 <shortdesc>This concept is a sample of how to
use conbodydiv.</shortdesc>
  <p>Introduce the example.</p>
  <p>Next group some sections that might be reused elsewhere.</p>
  <conbodydiv id="my_conbodydiv">
   <section><title>First</title> ... </section>
   <section><title>Second</title> ... </section>


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