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

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The colophon element references a topic describing how this document was created. In publishing, a colophon describes details of the production of a book. This information generally includes the typefaces used, and often the names of their designers; the paper, ink and details of the binding materials and methods might also receive mention. In the case of technical books, a colophon might specify the software used to prepare the text and diagrams for publication. The colophon can appear in the frontmatter or backmatter.

Content models

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


- map/topicref bookmap/colophon


  <title>Sample book</title>
  <!-- ... -->
    <colophon href="ProdNot.dita" navtitle="Production Notes"/>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group, Link relationship attribute group (with a narrowed definition of href, given below), Attributes common to many map elements, navtitle and copy-to from Topicref element attributes group, outputclass, and keyref.

A pointer to the resource represented by the topicref. See The href attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications. References to DITA content cannot be below the topic level: that is, you cannot reference individual elements inside a topic. References to content other than DITA topics should use the format attribute to identify the kind of resource being referenced.