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

OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The bookmeta element contains information about the book that is not considered book content, such as copyright information, author information, and any classifications.


- map/topicmeta bookmap/bookmeta


In this example:
  • The authorinformation contains the content for a reader's comment form; the maintainer element references that author information to create the reader comment form.
  • The prodinfo element contains the book's product information. This includes the product name, and the version, release, and modification information.
  • The bookid element contains the book's form number and part number information. The maintainer element contains information about the current maintainer of the book; it might reference the authorinformation element to provide detailed information about an author that is also the current maintainer.
  • The bookrights element contains the book's copyright information.

This example makes heavy use of authorinformation, which is a domain element that OASIS delivers only with the bookmap specialization. However, other DTD, XSD Schema, or RELAX NG implementations of bookmap may not include the domain with authorinformation; likewise, authorinformation may be included in other document types.

  <authorinformation id="rcf">
      <addressdetails>ATTN: Dept XYZ<thoroughfare>3905 37th Street NW</thoroughfare>
        <locality>Rochester, MN<postalcode>55901</postalcode></locality>
        <contactnumber type="telephone">800-555-1212</contactnumber>
        <contactnumber type="fax">800-555-1213</contactnumber>
    <prodname>My Product</prodname>
    <vrmlist><vrm release="Release 1" version="Version 3"/></vrmlist>
    <maintainer href="#rcf"></maintainer>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and the attribute defined below.


By default, metadata in the map supplements or overrides metadata that is specified at the topic level, unless the lockmeta attribute of the topicmeta element is set to "no". Allowable values are "yes", "no", and Using the -dita-use-conref-target value.