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properties
The <properties> element gives a list of properties for the subject of the current topic, for example whether a class is public or protected. Each property can include the type, value, and a description. The typical rendering is usually in a table-like format. To represent multiple values for a single type, create additional property elements and use only the <propvalue> element (and <propdesc> when needed) for each successive value.
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, reference, learningContent
( (prophead) (optional) then (property) (one or more) )
Contained by
Doctype
Content model
ditabase, reference, learningContent
Inheritance
- topic/simpletable reference/properties
Example 236. Example
<properties>
<prophead>
<proptypehd>Visual Element</proptypehd>
<propvaluehd>Value</propvaluehd>
<propdeschd>Implication</propdeschd>
</prophead>
<property>
<proptype>color</proptype>
<propvalue>red</propvalue>
<propdesc>depicts anger</propdesc>
</property>
<property>
<propvalue>green</propvalue>
<propdesc>depicts permission</propdesc>
</property>
</properties>
Attributes
Name
Description
Data Type
Default Value
Required?
relcolwidth
A relative value to specify the width of a column in relationship to the width of the other columns. The values are totaled and made a percent. For example:
relcolwidth="1* 2* 3*"
causes widths of 16.7%, 33.3%, and 66.7%.
relcolwidth="90* 150*"
causes width of 37.5% and 62.5%.
CDATA
#IMPLIED
No
keycol
Defines the column that can contains headings for each row. No value indicates no key column. When present, the numerical value causes the specified column to be treated as a vertical header.
NMTOKEN
#IMPLIED
No
refcols
The refcols attribute is currently undefined, and is reserved for future use.
NMTOKENS
#IMPLIED
No
spectitle
The specialized title attribute allows architects of specialized types to define a fixed or default title for a specialized element. Not intended for direct use by authors.
CDATA
#IMPLIED
No
display-atts attribute group (scale, frame, expanse)
A set of related attributes, described in display-atts attribute group
univ-atts attribute group (includes select-atts, id-atts, and localization-atts groups)
A set of related attributes, described in univ-atts attribute group
global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc)
A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group
class, outputclass
Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes