Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 3: All-Inclusive Edition

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The coderef element references an external file that contains literal code. When evaluated, the coderef element causes the target code to be displayed inline. If the target contains non-XML characters such as '<' or '&', those will need to be handled in a way that they can be displayed correctly by the final rendering engine. This element is part of the DITA programming domain, a special set of DITA elements designed to document programming tasks, concepts, and reference information.

Content models

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


+ topic/xref pr-d/coderef


  <title>Processing DITA</title>
  <p>This code is an example of how to process DITA.</p>
  <codeblock><coderef href="process-dita.xsl"/></codeblock>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group, Link relationship attribute group, outputclass, and keyref.