Language reference : Technical content architecture : Domain elements : Programming elements : syntaxdiagram
The syntax diagram (<syntaxdiagram>) element is the main container for all the syntax elements that make up a syntax definition. The syntax diagram represents the syntax of a statement from a computer language or a command, function call, or programming language statement. Traditionally, the syntax diagram is formatted with that connect the units of the syntax together, but this presentation may differ depending on the output media. This element is part of the DITA programming domain, a special set of DITA elements designed to document programming tasks, concepts, and reference information.
Note: These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Content model
topic (technical content), map (technical content), concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task, bookmap
( (title) (optional) then (fragment or fragref or groupchoice or groupcomp or groupseq or synblk or synnote or synnoteref) (any number) )
Contained by
Content model
topic (technical content)
map (technical content), bookmap
glossary, glossentry, glossgroup
task (strict), task (general)
+ topic/fig pr-d/syntaxdiagram
Example 363. Example
<groupchoice> <var>input-filename</var> <kwd>*INFILE</kwd></groupchoice>
<groupchoice> <var>output-filename</var> <kwd>*OUTFILE</kwd></groupchoice>
Data Type
Default Value
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