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

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The dvrResourcePrefix element specifies the prefix to use when constructing the effective file names of the resources that are referenced from within the map branch that is implied by the ancestor ditavalref element.

For map branches that are implied by ditavalref elements, the value of the dvrResourcePrefix element contributes to the effective file names of resources that are referenced within the branch. The effective resource file name starts with the value of the dvrResourcePrefix element. If copy-to is specified on a topic reference where dvrResourcePrefix or dvrResourceSuffix based renaming is in effect, the prefixes or suffixes are applied to the resource name inside the copy-to attribute.

Some resources are not eligible for renaming, such as those marked with scope="external". Rules for which resources are eligible for renaming, and what names are allowed as valid resource names, are the same as those for the copy-to attribute defined in Topicref element attributes group.

Content models

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


+ topic/data ditavalref-d/dvrResourcePrefix


If the dvrResourcePrefix is specified in the following way:
<topicref href="branch-01.dita">
  <ditavalref href="condition-01.ditaval">
  <topicref href="topics/subtopic-01.dita"/>

Then the effective file name of the resource subtopic-01.dita is cond01-subtopic-01.dita, as though the copy-to attribute had been specified with that value on the topicref element that references subtopic-01.dita. Similarly, the effective file name of resource branch-01.dita is cond01-branch-01.dita.


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group (except for conkeyref, which is removed for all elements in this domain) and the attribute defined below.

The name of the metadata item. For this element the default value is "dvrResourcePrefix".