<task> element is the top-level
element for a task topic. Tasks are the main building blocks for task-oriented
user assistance. They generally provide step-by-step instructions
that will enable a user to perform a task. A task answers the question
of "how to?" by telling the user precisely what to do and the order
in which to do it. Tasks have the same high-level structure as other
topics, with a title, short description and body.
<steps-informal>); it also allows multiple instances and varying order for the
<section>elements. The strict task model maintains the order and cardinality of the DITA 1.0 and 1.1
<taskbody>content model. This strict task is implemented with a constraint module.
See the taskbody description for additional details about the two models and for a description of impacts to DITA 1.1 documents.
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
- topic/topic task/task
<task id="sqlj"> <title>Creating an SQLJ file</title> <taskbody> <context>Once you have set up SQLJ, you need to create a new SQLJ file. </context> <steps> <step><cmd>Open...</cmd></step> </steps> </taskbody> </task>
@conrefsyntax when cross referencing or reusing content within the topic; it also enables
<topicref>elements in DITA maps to optionally reference a specific topic within a DITA document. This attribute is defined with the XML Data Type ID.
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