stepresult

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

version
1.3
author
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The stepresult element provides information on the expected outcome of a step. If a user interface is being documented, the outcome could describe a dialog box opening or the appearance of a progress indicator. Step results are useful to assure a user that they are on track, but should not be used for every step as this quickly becomes tedious.

Inheritance

- topic/itemgroup task/stepresult

Example

<steps>
 <step>
  <cmd importance="urgent">Once you have the water place it in the microwave.</cmd>
  <info>Try not to spill any, as water is very wet.</info>
 </step>
 <step importance="required">
  <cmd>Start the Microwave.</cmd>
  <stepxmp>As an example, push the <b>Start</b> button</stepxmp>
  <stepresult>The Microwave starts running. You should hear it humming.</stepresult>
 </step>
 <step importance="optional">
  <cmd>Once the water begins to boil, stop the Microwave.</cmd>
 </step>
</steps>

Attributes

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