The <systemoutput> element represents computer output or responses to a command or situation. A generalized element, it represents any kind of output from the computer, so the author might want to choose more specific markup, such as <msgph> for messages from the application. The system output element is part of the DITA software domain, a special set of DITA elements designed to document software tasks, concepts and reference information.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


+ topic/ph sw-d/systemoutput


<p>After you type <userinput>mealplan dinner</userinput>, the meal planning program
will print a <systemoutput>For what day?</systemoutput> message.
Reply by typing the day of the week for which you want a meal plan,
for example, <userinput>Thursday</userinput>.</p>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group , outputclass, and @keyref .