chapter

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 2: Technical Content Edition

version
1.3
author
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The chapter element references a topic or map as a chapter within a book.

Inheritance

- map/topicref bookmap/chapter

Example

Chapter topics that include subtopics:
<chapter href="intro.dita">
 <topicref href="caring.dita"/>
 <topicref href="feeding.dita"/>
</chapter>
<chapter href="setup.dita">
 <topicref href="prereq.dita"/>
 <topicref href="download.dita"/>
</chapter> 
Chapter that references a ditamap of content:
<chapter href="intro.ditamap" format="ditamap"/>

Attributes

The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group, Link relationship attribute group (with a narrowed definition of href, given below), Attributes common to many map elements, navtitle and copy-to from Topicref element attributes group, outputclass, and keyref.

href
A pointer to the resource represented by the topicref. See The href attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications. References to DITA content cannot be below the topic level: that is, you cannot reference individual elements inside a topic. References to content other than DITA topics should use the format attribute to identify the kind of resource being referenced.