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

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The subjectRole element, when used within a subjectRel element, contains a set of subjects that are related to other subjects in the same row of the current subjectRelTable. By default, no relationship is defined between multiple subjects in the same subjectRole element. When used within the subjectRelHeader, the subjectRole element defines the category of subject or relationship provided by that column.

Content models

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


- map/relcell subjectScheme/subjectRole


For a complete example in the context of the subjectRelTable, see Example.


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and Topicref element attributes group. This element also uses scope, format, and type from Link relationship attribute group.