sectiondiv

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2

The <sectiondiv> element allows logical grouping of content within a section. There is no additional meaning associated with the sectiondiv element, aside from its function as a container for other content. The sectiondiv element does not contain a title; the lowest level of titled content within a topic is the section itself. If additional hierarchy is required, nested topics should be used in place of the section.

The sectiondiv element nests itself, which means that it will often be used by specializers to create structured information within sections. Another common use case for the sectiondiv element is to group a sequence of related elements for reuse, so that another topic may reference the entire set with a single conref attribute.

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) ( text data or dl or fig or imagemap or image or lines or lq or note or hazardstatement or object or ol or p or pre or simpletable or sl or table or ul 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 draft-comment or fn or indextermref or indexterm or required-cleanup or sectiondiv) (any number)
topic (technical content), concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task ( text data or dl or parml or fig or syntaxdiagram or imagemap or image or lines or lq or note or hazardstatement or object or ol or p or pre or codeblock or msgblock or screen or simpletable or sl or table or ul 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 draft-comment or fn or indextermref or indexterm or required-cleanup or sectiondiv) (any number)
machineryTask ( text data or dl or fig or imagemap or image or lines or lq or note or hazardstatement or object or ol or p or pre or screen or simpletable or sl or table or ul 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 draft-comment or fn or indextermref or indexterm or required-cleanup or sectiondiv) (any number)
learningAssessment, learningContent, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary ( text data or dl or fig or imagemap or lcInteractionBase or lcTrueFalse or lcSingleSelect or lcMultipleSelect or lcSequencing or lcMatching or lcHotspot or lcOpenQuestion or image or lines or lq or note or lcInstructornote or object or ol or p or pre or simpletable or sl or table or ul 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 draft-comment or fn or indextermref or indexterm or required-cleanup or sectiondiv) (any number)

Contained by

Doctype Content model
topic (base), topic (technical content), concept, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup section, sectiondiv
ditabase section, sectiondiv, prereq, context, steps-informal, result, postreq, refsyn
reference section, sectiondiv, refsyn
task (strict), task (general), machineryTask section, sectiondiv, prereq, context, steps-informal, result, postreq
learningAssessment, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary section, sectiondiv, lcIntro, lcAudience, lcPrereqs, lcSummary, lcNextSteps, lcReview, lcResources, lcChallenge, lcInstruction
learningContent section, sectiondiv, lcIntro, lcAudience, lcPrereqs, lcSummary, lcNextSteps, lcReview, lcResources, lcChallenge, lcInstruction, prereq, context, steps-informal, result, postreq, refsyn

Inheritance

- topic/sectiondiv

Example

In the example below, the sectiondiv element is used to group content that may be reused in other situations.

<section>
  <title>Nice pets</title>
  <sectiondiv id="smallpets">
    <p>Cats are nice.</p>
    <p>Dogs are nice.</p>
    <p>Friends of mine really love their hedgehogs.</p>
  </sectiondiv>
  <sectiondiv id="biggerpets">
    <p>Lots of people want ponies when they grow up.</p>
    <p>Llamas are also popular.</p>
  </sectiondiv>
</section>

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