Language reference : Technical content architecture : Task elements
   
Task elements
 
task
taskbody
prereq
context
Machinery Task topic
steps-informal
steps-unordered
step
stepsection
cmd
info
substeps
substep
stepxmp
choicetable
chhead
choptionhd
chdeschd
chrow
choption
chdesc
choices
choice
stepresult
tutorialinfo
result
postreq
Task topics answer "How do I?" questions, and have a well-defined structure that describes how to complete a procedure to accomplish a specific goal. Use the task topic to describe the steps of a particular task, or to provide an overview of a higher-level task. The task topic includes sections for describing the context, prerequisites, actual steps, expected results, example, and expected next steps for a task. For more details on when to use task and other information types, please refer to the DITA architectural specification.