topic

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 1: Base Edition

version
1.3
author
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The topic element is the top-level DITA element for a single-subject topic or article.

Content models

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

Inheritance

- topic/topic

Example

<topic id="topic">
 <title>Some little topic</title>
 <body>
  <p>Here's a little topic.</p>
  <ul>
   <li>Some item</li>
   <li>Another item</li>
  </ul>
 </body>
</topic>

Attributes

The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group (with a narrowed definition of id, given below), Architectural attribute group, and outputclass.

id (REQUIRED)
An anchor point. This ID is usually required as part of the href or conref syntax when cross referencing or reusing content within the topic; it also enables topicref elements in DITA maps to optionally reference a specific topic within a DITA document. This attribute is defined with the XML Data Type ID.