Language reference : Base architecture : Classification elements : Subject scheme maps : subjectRelTable
   
subjectRelTable
The <subjectRelTable> element is a specialized relationship table which establishes relationships between the subjects in different columns of the same row. This element provides an efficient way to author non-hierarchical relationships between subjects. Tools (such as search tools) that use subject relationships to find related content may use these associative relationships in a similar way to the hierarchical relationships.
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
subjectScheme
( (title) (optional) then (topicmeta) (optional) then (subjectRelHeader) (optional) then (subjectRel) (one or more) )
Contained by
Doctype
Content model
subjectScheme
Inheritance
- map/reltable subjectScheme/subjectRelTable
Example 173. Example
The subject relationship table in this example establishes environmentFor relationships between operating systems and applications. Based on the subjectRole element, subjects in the first column are operating systems which are the environment for an application, while subjects in the second column are applications that run in that environment. For a user interested in content about the operating system, content about the applications may also be relevant.
<subjectScheme>
<hasKind>
<subjectdef keys="operatingSystem">
<subjectdef keys="linuxOS"/>
<subjectdef keys="windowsOS"/>
</subjectdef>
<subjectdef keys="application">
<subjectdef keys="IDE">
<subjectdef keys="eclipseIDE"/>
<subjectdef keys="visualStudioIDE"/>
</subjectdef>
<subjectdef keys="webBrowser">
<subjectdef keys="firefoxBrowser"/>
<subjectdef keys="ieBrowser"/>
</subjectdef>
</subjectdef>
</hasKind>
...
<subjectRelTable>
<subjectRelHeader>
<subjectRole>
<subjectdef keyref="operatingSystem">
<hasRelated keyref="environmentFor">
<subjectdef keyref="application"/>
</hasRelated>
</subjectdef>
</subjectRole>
<subjectRole>
<subjectdef keyref="application"/>
</subjectRole>
</subjectRelHeader>
<subjectRel>
<subjectRole>
<subjectdef keyref="linuxOS"/>
<subjectdef keyref="windowsOS"/>
</subjectRole>
<subjectRole>
<subjectdef keyref="eclipseIDE"/>
<subjectdef keyref="firefoxBrowser"/>
</subjectRole>
</subjectRel>
<subjectRel>
<subjectRole>
<subjectdef keyref="windowsOS"/>
</subjectRole>
<subjectRole>
<subjectdef keyref="ieBrowser"/>
<subjectdef keyref="visualStudioIDE"/>
</subjectRole>
</subjectRel>
</subjectRelTable>
</subjectScheme>
A table view of the subjectRelTable may look like this; each <subjectRel> represents a single row, and each <subjectRole> represents a cell.
Table 6. subjectRelTable as a table
<subjectdef keyref="operatingSystem">
<hasRelated keyref="environmentFor">
<subjectdef keyref="application"/>
</hasRelated>
</subjectdef>
<subjectdef keyref="application"/>
<subjectdef keyref="linuxOS"/>
<subjectdef keyref="windowsOS"/>
<subjectdef keyref="eclipseIDE"/>
<subjectdef keyref="firefoxBrowser"/>
<subjectdef keyref="windowsOS"/>
<subjectdef keyref="ieBrowser"/>
<subjectdef keyref="visualStudioIDE"/>
Attributes
Name
Description
Data Type
Default Value
Required?
topicref-atts-no-toc attribute group (collection-type, processing-role, type, scope, locktitle, format, linking, toc, print, search, chunk)
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
A common attribute described in Other common DITA attributes