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

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The keywords element contains a list of terms from a controlled or uncontrolled subject vocabulary that applies to the topic or map. The keywords can be used by a search engine. The keywords are marked up using the indexterm and/or keyword elements.

All keyword and/or indexterm elements in the keywords element are considered part of the topic's metadata and should be reflected in the output as appropriate for the output medium.
Note: While the keyword element can be used inline, the keywords element is not an inline element. The keywords element only appears in the topicmeta or prolog, and is used to specify keywords that apply to the topic.

Content models

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


- topic/keywords


The following example is metadata from an installation task:



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