desc

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 3: All-Inclusive Edition

version
1.3
author
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The desc element contains the description of the current element.

The following list outlines some usages of the desc element:

table and fig
Provides more information than can be contained in the title.
xref and link
Provides a description of the target; processors MAY choose to display this text as hover help for a link.
object
Provides alternate content to use when the context does not permit displaying the object.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.

Inheritance

- topic/desc

Example

<fig><title>The Handshake</title>
<desc>This image shows two hands clasped in a formal, 
business-like handshake.</desc>
<image href="handshake.jpg">
 <alt>The handshake</alt>
</image>
</fig>

Attributes

The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and outputclass.