2.4.3 Conditional processing (profiling)
Conditional processing, also known as profiling, is the filtering or flagging of information based on processing-time criteria.
DITA defines attributes that can be used to enable filtering and flagging individual
attributes (along with specializations of
@props) allow conditions to be
assigned to elements so that the elements can be included, excluded, or flagged during
@rev flagging attribute allows values to be assigned to
elements so that special formatting can be applied to those elements during processing.
A conditional-processing profile specifies which elements to include, exclude, or flag.
DITA defines a document type called DITAVAL for creating conditional-processing
Processors SHOULD be able to perform filtering and
flagging using the attributes listed above. The
@props attribute can be
specialized to create new attributes, and processors SHOULD be able to perform conditional processing on specializations of
Although metadata elements exist with similar names, such as the
<audience> element, processors are not required to perform
conditional processing using metadata elements.