The topic element is the top-level DITA element for a single-subject topic or article. Other top-level DITA elements that are more content-specific are concept, task, reference, and glossentry, all of which are specializations of the topic element.
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
<topic id="topic"> <title>Some little topic</title> <body> <p>Here's a little topic.</p> <ul> <li>Some item</li> <li>Another item</li> </ul> </body> </topic>
The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group (with a narrowed definition of id, given below), Architectural attribute group, and outputclass.
- id (REQUIRED)
- An anchor point. This ID is usually required as part of the href or conref syntax when cross referencing or reusing content within the topic; it also enables topicref elements in DITA maps to optionally reference a specific topic within a DITA document. This attribute is defined with the XML Data Type ID.