<mapref> element is a convenience element that is equivalent
<topicref> element with the
@format attribute set to
"ditamap". The hierarchy of the referenced map is merged into the container map at the position
of the reference, and the relationship tables of the child map are added to the parent
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
+ map/topicref mapgroup-d/mapref
The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group
, Link relationship attribute group
(with narrowed definitions of
@format, given below), Attributes common to many map elements
, Topicref element attributes group
- On this element the
@formatattribute sets a default value of "ditamap", because the purpose of the element is to reference a ditamap document. Otherwise, the attribute is the same as described in Link relationship attribute group .
- A pointer to the resource represented by the
<topicref>. See The href attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications. References to DITA content cannot be below the topic level: that is, you cannot reference individual elements inside a topic. References to content other than DITA topics should use the
@formatattribute to identify the kind of resource being referenced.