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

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The stepresult element provides information on the expected outcome of a step. If a user interface is being documented, the outcome could describe a dialog box opening or the appearance of a progress indicator. Step results are useful to assure a user that they are on track, but should not be used for every step as this quickly becomes tedious.


- topic/itemgroup task/stepresult


  <cmd importance="urgent">Once you have the water place it in the microwave.</cmd>
  <info>Try not to spill any, as water is very wet.</info>
 <step importance="required">
  <cmd>Start the Microwave.</cmd>
  <stepxmp>As an example, push the <b>Start</b> button</stepxmp>
  <stepresult>The Microwave starts running. You should hear it humming.</stepresult>
 <step importance="optional">
  <cmd>Once the water begins to boil, stop the Microwave.</cmd>


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