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

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

Use the mathml element to contain content that contributes to a semantic equation. Such content includes MathML elements, references to MathML elements held in separate, non-DITA documents, data, or data-about elements.

The mathml element is not intended to represent a semantic equation, only content that contributes to a semantic equation. Use the equation domain elements or their equivalent to represent equations semantically, for example, to enable numbering of equations.

The MathML markup must have a root element of math within the MathML namespace: "".

Content models

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


+ topic/foreign mathml-d/mathml


In the following example, a mathml element contains MathML content:

    <m:math xmlns:m ="">


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