title

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2

The <title> element contains a heading or label for the main parts of a topic, including the topic as a whole, its sections and examples, and its labelled content, such as figures and tables. Beginning with DITA 1.1, the element may also be used to provide a title for a map. With DITA 1.2, the element is also available in reltables, although in the reltable a title is typically used for reference information (not for content displayed to an end user).

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
topic (base), map (base), classifyMap, subjectScheme, learningAssessment, learningBookmap, learningContent, learningMap, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary ( text data or boolean or keyword or ph or b or i or sup or sub or tt or u or q or term or tm or state or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or image) (any number)
topic (technical content), map (technical content), concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task, bookmap ( text data or boolean or keyword or apiname or option or parmname or cmdname or msgnum or varname or wintitle or ph or b or i or sup or sub or tt or u or codeph or synph or filepath or msgph or systemoutput or userinput or menucascade or uicontrol or q or term or abbreviated-form or tm or state or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or image) (any number)
machineryTask ( text data or boolean or keyword or wintitle or ph or b or i or sup or sub or tt or u or menucascade or uicontrol or q or term or tm or state or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or image) (any number)

Contained by

Doctype Content model
topic (base) data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist
map (base), learningMap data, fig, figgroup, table, map, reltable, relcolspec
topic (technical content) data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, syntaxdiagram, synblk, groupseq, groupchoice, groupcomp, fragment
map (technical content) data, fig, figgroup, table, map, reltable, relcolspec, syntaxdiagram, synblk, groupseq, groupchoice, groupcomp, fragment
concept data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, concept, syntaxdiagram, synblk, groupseq, groupchoice, groupcomp, fragment
ditabase data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, concept, task, reference, refsyn, glossProperty, glossgroup, syntaxdiagram, synblk, groupseq, groupchoice, groupcomp, fragment
glossary, glossentry data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, concept, glossProperty, syntaxdiagram, synblk, groupseq, groupchoice, groupcomp, fragment
glossgroup data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, concept, glossProperty, glossgroup, syntaxdiagram, synblk, groupseq, groupchoice, groupcomp, fragment
reference data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, reference, refsyn, syntaxdiagram, synblk, groupseq, groupchoice, groupcomp, fragment
task (strict), task (general) data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, task, syntaxdiagram, synblk, groupseq, groupchoice, groupcomp, fragment
bookmap data, fig, figgroup, table, map, reltable, relcolspec, bookmap, syntaxdiagram, synblk, groupseq, groupchoice, groupcomp, fragment
classifyMap data, fig, figgroup, table, map, reltable, relcolspec, topicSubjectTable
subjectScheme data, fig, figgroup, table, map, reltable, relcolspec, subjectScheme, subjectRelTable
machineryTask data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, task
learningAssessment data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, learningBase, lcIntro, lcObjectives, lcAudience, lcDuration, lcPrereqs, lcSummary, lcNextSteps, lcReview, lcResources, lcChallenge, lcInstruction, learningAssessment, lcInteractionBase, lcTrueFalse, lcSingleSelect, lcMultipleSelect, lcSequencing, lcMatching, lcHotspot, lcOpenQuestion
learningBookmap data, fig, figgroup, table, map, reltable, relcolspec, bookmap
learningContent data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, learningBase, lcIntro, lcObjectives, lcAudience, lcDuration, lcPrereqs, lcSummary, lcNextSteps, lcReview, lcResources, lcChallenge, lcInstruction, task, concept, reference, refsyn, learningSummary, learningAssessment, learningContent, lcInteractionBase, lcTrueFalse, lcSingleSelect, lcMultipleSelect, lcSequencing, lcMatching, lcHotspot, lcOpenQuestion
learningOverview data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, learningBase, lcIntro, lcObjectives, lcAudience, lcDuration, lcPrereqs, lcSummary, lcNextSteps, lcReview, lcResources, lcChallenge, lcInstruction, learningOverview, lcInteractionBase, lcTrueFalse, lcSingleSelect, lcMultipleSelect, lcSequencing, lcMatching, lcHotspot, lcOpenQuestion
learningPlan data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, learningBase, lcIntro, lcObjectives, lcAudience, lcDuration, lcPrereqs, lcSummary, lcNextSteps, lcReview, lcResources, lcChallenge, lcInstruction, learningPlan, lcProject, lcClient, lcPlanTitle, lcCIN, lcModDate, lcDelivDate, lcPlanSubject, lcPlanDescrip, lcPlanPrereqs, lcNeedsAnalysis, lcOrganizational, lcPlanAudience, lcWorkEnv, lcTask, lcGapAnalysis, lcGapItem, lcIntervention, lcInterventionItem, lcTechnical, lcLMS, lcNoLMS, lcHandouts, lcClassroom, lcOJT, lcConstraints, lcW3C, lcPlayers, lcGraphics, lcViewers, lcResolution, lcFileSizeLimitations, lcDownloadTime, lcSecurity, lcInteractionBase, lcTrueFalse, lcSingleSelect, lcMultipleSelect, lcSequencing, lcMatching, lcHotspot, lcOpenQuestion
learningSummary data, fig, figgroup, table, topic, section, example, linklist, learningBase, lcIntro, lcObjectives, lcAudience, lcDuration, lcPrereqs, lcSummary, lcNextSteps, lcReview, lcResources, lcChallenge, lcInstruction, learningSummary, lcInteractionBase, lcTrueFalse, lcSingleSelect, lcMultipleSelect, lcSequencing, lcMatching, lcHotspot, lcOpenQuestion

Inheritance

- topic/title

Example

<topic id="topic">
 <title>Some little topic</title>
 <body>
  <p>Some discourse.</p>
 </body>
</topic>

Attributes

Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
base A generic attribute that has no specific purpose. It is intended to act as a base for specialized attributes that have a simple value syntax like the conditional processing attributes (one or more alphanumeric values separated by whitespace), but is not itself a filtering or flagging attribute. The attribute takes a space-delimited set of values. However, when acting as a container for generalized attributes, the content model will be more complex; see Attribute generalization for more details. CDATA #IMPLIED No
id-atts attribute group (id, conref, conrefend, conaction, conkeyref) A set of related attributes, described in id-atts attribute group      
localization-atts attribute group (translate, xml:lang, dir) A set of related attributes, described in localization-atts attribute group.      
global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc) A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group      
class, outputclass Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes