prolog

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2

The <prolog> element contains information about the topic as an whole (for example, author information or subject category) that is either entered by the author or maintained by a software application. Much of the metadata inside the <prolog> will not be displayed with the topic when the topic is rendered, but may be used by processes that generate search indexes or customize navigation.

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, concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task, machineryTask ( (author) (any number) then (source) (optional) then (publisher) (optional) then (copyright) (any number) then (critdates) (optional) then (permissions) (optional) then (metadata) (any number) then (resourceid) (any number) then (data or data-about or foreign or unknown) (any number) )
learningAssessment, learningContent, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary ( (author) (any number) then (source) (optional) then (publisher) (optional) then (copyright) (any number) then (critdates) (optional) then (permissions) (optional) then (metadata or lcLom) (any number) then (resourceid) (any number) then (data or data-about or foreign or unknown) (any number) )

Contained by

Doctype Content model
topic (base), topic (technical content) topic
concept topic, concept
ditabase topic, concept, task, reference, glossentry, glossgroup
glossary, glossentry topic, concept, glossentry
glossgroup topic, concept, glossentry, glossgroup
reference topic, reference
task (strict), task (general), machineryTask topic, task
learningAssessment topic, learningBase, learningAssessment
learningContent topic, learningBase, task, concept, reference, learningSummary, learningAssessment, learningContent
learningOverview topic, learningBase, learningOverview
learningPlan topic, learningBase, learningPlan
learningSummary topic, learningBase, learningSummary

Inheritance

- topic/prolog

<prolog>
  <metadata>
    <audience type="user" job="using" experiencelevel="novice"/>
  </metadata>
</prolog>

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 A common attribute described in Other common DITA attributes