steps

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

version
1.3
author
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The steps element provides the main content of a task topic. The task is described as a series of steps that the user must follow to accomplish the task. At least one step element is required inside the steps element.

Steps with only a single step might be rendered as a paragraph rather than as a list. Two or more steps should typically be rendered as an ordered list. If all of the contained steps are simple (that is, have no more than a cmd element each) then the step list should default to compact. Otherwise it should be rendered as expanded (with blank lines between each step).

Inheritance

- topic/ol task/steps

Example

<task id="sqlj">
<title>Creating an SQLJ file</title>
 <taskbody>
 <context>Once you have set up SQLJ, you need to create a new SQLJ file.</context>
  <steps>
   <step>
    <cmd>In a text editor, create a new file.</cmd>
   </step>
   <step>
    <cmd>Enter the first query statement.</cmd>
   </step>
  </steps>
 </taskbody>
</task>

Attributes

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