The <synnote> element contains a note (similar to a footnote) within a syntax definition group or fragment. The syntax note explains aspects of the syntax that cannot be expressed in the markup itself. The note will appear at the bottom of the syntax diagram instead of at the bottom of the page. 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/fn pr-d/synnote


<synnote>My first syntax note.</synnote>         


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group, outputclass, and the attribute defined below.

Specifies what character is used for the footnote link, for example a number or an alpha character. The attribute can also specify a short string of characters. When no @callout value is specified, footnotes are typically numbered.
Available for describing the type of data contained in the value attribute for this metadata element. The default value is the empty string "".

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