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dita
The <dita> element provides a top-level container for multiple topics when you create documents using the ditabase document type. The <dita> element lets you create any sequence of concept, task, and reference topics, and the ditabase document type lets you nest these topic types inside each other. The <dita> element has no particular output implications; it simply allows you to create multiple topics of different types at the same level in a single document.
Contains
Note: These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Doctype
Content model
ditabase
( topic or concept or task or reference or glossentry or glossgroup) (one or more)
Contained by
This element is not contained by any other elements.
Inheritance
Not a specializable DITA element.
Example 33. Example
<dita>
<concept id="batintro">...</concept>
<reference id="batparts">...</reference>
<task id="batfeeding">...</task>
<task id="battraining">...</task>
<task id="batcleanup">...</task>
</dita>
Attributes
Name
Description
Data Type
Default Value
Required?
xml:lang
Specifies the language of the element content. The xml:lang attribute and its values are described in the XML Recommendation at http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#sec-lang-tag.
language token or the null string
#IMPLIED
No
xmlns:ditaarch
Declares the default DITA namespace.
"http://dita.​oasis-open.​org/​architecture/​2005/"
DITAArchVersion
Designates the version of the architecture that is in use. The default value will increase with each release of DITA.
CDATA
"1.2"
No
global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc)
A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group