userinput

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2

The user input (<userinput>) element represents the text a user should input in response to a program or system prompt. This element is part of the DITA software domain, a special set of DITA elements designed to document software tasks, concepts and reference information.

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 (technical content), map (technical content), concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task, bookmap ( text data or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or keyword or apiname or option or parmname or cmdname or msgnum or varname or wintitle or term or abbreviated-form) (any number)

Contained by

Doctype Content model
topic (technical content), concept data, title, navtitle, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, alt, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, source, searchtitle, abstract, bodydiv, section, sectiondiv, example, linktext, linkinfo, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, typeofhazard, consequence, howtoavoid, screen, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote
map (technical content) data, title, navtitle, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, alt, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, source, linktext, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, typeofhazard, consequence, howtoavoid, screen, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote
ditabase data, title, navtitle, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, alt, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, source, searchtitle, abstract, bodydiv, section, sectiondiv, example, linktext, linkinfo, prereq, context, steps-informal, stepsection, cmd, info, tutorialinfo, stepxmp, choice, choptionhd, chdeschd, choption, chdesc, stepresult, result, postreq, refsyn, proptypehd, propvaluehd, propdeschd, proptype, propvalue, propdesc, glossterm, glossdef, glossProperty, glossUsage, glossScopeNote, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, typeofhazard, consequence, howtoavoid, screen, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote
glossary, glossentry, glossgroup data, title, navtitle, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, alt, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, source, searchtitle, abstract, bodydiv, section, sectiondiv, example, linktext, linkinfo, glossterm, glossdef, glossProperty, glossUsage, glossScopeNote, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, typeofhazard, consequence, howtoavoid, screen, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote
reference data, title, navtitle, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, alt, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, source, searchtitle, abstract, bodydiv, section, sectiondiv, example, linktext, linkinfo, refsyn, proptypehd, propvaluehd, propdeschd, proptype, propvalue, propdesc, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, typeofhazard, consequence, howtoavoid, screen, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote
task (strict), task (general) data, title, navtitle, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, alt, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, source, searchtitle, abstract, bodydiv, section, sectiondiv, example, linktext, linkinfo, prereq, context, steps-informal, stepsection, cmd, info, tutorialinfo, stepxmp, choice, choptionhd, chdeschd, choption, chdesc, stepresult, result, postreq, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, typeofhazard, consequence, howtoavoid, screen, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote
bookmap data, title, navtitle, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, alt, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, source, linktext, booklibrary, mainbooktitle, booktitlealt, organizationname, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, typeofhazard, consequence, howtoavoid, screen, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote

Inheritance

+ topic/ph sw-d/userinput

Example

<p>After you type <userinput>mealplan dinner</userinput>, the meal planning program
will print a <systemoutput>For what day?</systemoutput> message.
Reply by typing the day of the week for which you want a meal plan,
for example, <userinput>Thursday</userinput>.</p>

Attributes

Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
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