The <delim> element defines a character marking the beginning or end of a section within a syntax diagram. Typical delimiter characters are the parenthesis, comma, tab, vertical bar or other special characters. This element is part of the DITA programming domain, a special set of DITA elements designed to document programming tasks, concepts, and reference information.

Content models

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


+ topic/ph pr-d/delim




The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group (with a narrowed definition of @importance, given below) and outputclass.

The attribute indicates whether this item in a syntax diagram is optional or required. Output processors might indicate this designation in a generated diagram. Allowable values are:
This section of the syntax is optional.
This section of the syntax is required.
See Using the -dita-use-conref-target value for more information.

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