cmd

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2

The <cmd> element specifies a command, which is a required element inside the <step> element. It provides the active voice instruction to the user for completing the step, and should not be more than one sentence. If the step needs additional explanation, place the explanation in an <info> element following the <cmd>.

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
ditabase, task ( text data or boolean or cite 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 xref or state or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or image or draft-comment or fn or indextermref or indexterm or required-cleanup) (any number)
machineryTask ( text data or boolean or cite 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 xref or state or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or image or draft-comment or fn or indextermref or indexterm or required-cleanup) (any number)
learningContent ( text data or boolean or cite or keyword or ph or b or i or sup or sub or tt or u or q or term or tm or xref or state or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or image or draft-comment or fn or indextermref or indexterm or required-cleanup) (any number)

Contained by

Doctype Content model
ditabase, task (strict), task (general), machineryTask, learningContent step, substep

Inheritance

- topic/ph task/cmd

Example

<step><cmd>In a text editor, create a new file.</cmd></step>

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, 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