b

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

version
1.3
author
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The b element is typically used to apply bold highlighting to the content of the element. This element is part of the highlighting domain. Use this element only when a more semantically appropriate element is not available. For example, for specific items such as GUI controls, use the uicontrol element.

Note: Style sheets can be used to format the b element differently, just like any other element can be restyled. Thus, it is not the case that content in b elements will necessarily be bold.

Content models

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

Inheritance

+ topic/ph hi-d/b

Example

<p><b>STOP!</b> This is <b>very</b> important!</p>

Attributes

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