chdesc

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

version
1.3
author
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The chdesc element is a description of an option from a choice table that a user chooses while performing a step to accomplish a task. It explains why the user would choose that option and might explain the result of the choice when it is not immediately obvious.

Content models

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

Inheritance

- topic/stentry task/chdesc

Example

<step><cmd>Then this</cmd>
  <substeps>
    <substep importance="optional"><cmd>which is done by doing this</cmd></substep>
    <substep importance="required"><cmd>and then this.</cmd></substep>
  </substeps>
  <choicetable>
    <chrow><choption>Do this</choption>
      <chdesc>and this will happen</chdesc></chrow>
    <chrow><choption>Do that</choption>
      <chdesc>and that will happen</chdesc></chrow>
  </choicetable>
</step>

Attributes

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