mapref

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2

The <mapref> element is a convenience element that is equivalent to a <topicref> element with the format attribute set to "ditamap". The hierarchy of the referenced map is merged into the container map at the position of the reference, and the relationship tables of the child map are added to the parent map.

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
map, bookmap, classifyMap, subjectScheme, learningBookmap, learningMap ( (topicmeta) (optional) then (data or data-about) (any number) )

Inheritance

+ map/topicref mapgroup-d/mapref

Example

Figure. Sample document "lib.ditamap" that is reusable in other locations
<map id="lib">
  <topicref href="netlib.dita"/>
  <topicref href="dblib.dita"/>
  <!-- ... -->
</map>
Figure. Map that reuses lib.ditamap
<map id="standardlib">
  <topichead navtitle="Developing with standard libraries">
    <mapref href="lib.ditamap"/>
  </topichead>
  <!-- ... -->
</map>
Figure. Rendered result
<map id="standardlib">
  <topichead navtitle="Developing with standard libraries">
    <topicref href="netlib.dita"/>
    <topicref href="dblib.dita"/>
    <!-- ... -->
  </topichead>
  <!-- ... -->
</map>

Attributes

Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
navtitle Specifies the title of the topic as it will appear in the navigation or tables of contents that are generated from the map. Beginning with DITA 1.2, the preferred way to specify the navigation title in a map is with the navtitle element, available inside the topicmeta element. CDATA #IMPLIED No
href A pointer to the resource represented by the <topicref>. See The href attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications. References to DITA content cannot be below the topic level: that is, you cannot reference individual elements inside a topic. References to content other than DITA topics should use the format attribute to identify the kind of resource being referenced. CDATA #IMPLIED No
keys Introduces one or more global identifiers for a resource referenced from a map. See The keys attribute for details on how to use the keys attribute. NMTOKEN #IMPLIED No
keyref Keyref provides a redirectable reference based on a key defined within a map. See The keyref attribute for information on using this attribute. CDATA #IMPLIED No
query This attribute is deprecated. It may be removed in the future. CDATA #IMPLIED No
copy-to Use the copy-to attribute on the <topicref> element to provide a different file name for a particular instance of the topic in the map (for example, to separate out the different versions of the topic, rather than combining them on output). The links and navigation associated with that instance will point to a copy of the topic with the file name you specified.

Use the <linktext> and <shortdesc> in the <topicref>'s <topicmeta> to provide a unique name and short description for the new copy.

CDATA #IMPLIED No
format The format attribute identifies the format of the resource being referenced. For elements like this one that are designed to reference another map, the value defaults to "ditamap". See The format attribute for details on other supported values. CDATA ditamap No
topicref-atts-without-format attribute group (collection-type, processing-role, type, scope, locktitle, linking, toc, print, search, chunk) A related set of 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 Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes