frontmatter

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2

The <frontmatter> element contains the material that precedes the main body of a document. It may include items such as an abstract, a preface, and various types of book lists such as a <toc>, <tablelist>, or <figurelist>.

Contains

Note: These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Doctype Content model
bookmap (bookabstract or booklists or colophon or dedication or draftintro or notices or preface or topicref or anchorref or keydef or mapref or topicgroup or topichead or topicset or topicsetref) (any number)
learningBookmap (bookabstract or booklists or colophon or dedication or draftintro or notices or preface or topicref or anchorref or keydef or mapref or topicgroup or topichead or topicset or topicsetref or learningObject or learningGroup) (any number)

Contained by

Doctype Content model
bookmap, learningBookmap bookmap

Inheritance

- map/topicref bookmap/frontmatter

Example

See the example in bookmap.

Attributes

Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
query This attribute is deprecated. It may be removed in the future. CDATA #IMPLIED No
topicref-atts attribute group (collection-type, processing-role, type, scope, locktitle, format, linking, toc, print, search, chunk) A set of related attributes. See topicref-atts, topicref-atts-no-toc, and topicref-atts-without-format attribute groups.      
univ-atts attribute group (includes select-atts, id-atts, and localization-atts groups) A set of related attributes, described in univ-atts attribute group      
global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc) A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group      
class, outputclass, keyref Keyref provides a redirectable reference based on a key defined within a map. See The keyref attribute for information on using this attribute. Class and outputclass are described in Other common DITA attributes