<div> element is used to organize subsets of content into
logical groups that are not intended to be or should not be contained as a topic.
<div> element is designed to be a grouping element; it does not
imply any explicit semantics or contain an explicit title. This avoids enabling the creation
of deeply-nested content that would otherwise be written as separate topics. If the content requires a title, use a
<section> element, a nested
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
In the following example, a
<div> element is used to organize
several elements together so that they can be referenced by
... <div id="div-01"> <p>The first paragraph</p> <p>The second paragraph</p> <note>This is a note</note> </div> ...
Without using a
<div> element, the content could not be grouped
for content referencing since the start and end elements are of different types.
In the following example,
<div> is used as the basis for
specializing a new domain element,
<!ENTITY % pullquote.content "(%div.cnt;)*" > <!ENTITY % pullquote.attributes "%univ-atts; outputclass CDATA #IMPLIED" > <!ELEMENT pullquote %pullquote.content;> <!ATTLIST pullquote %pullquote.attributes;> <!ATTLIST pullquote %global-atts; class CDATA "+ topic/div pubcontent-d/pullquote ">
<pullquote> could then be used in both
<topic id="article-01"> <title>My Article</title> <body> <p>Something pithy someone said</p> <pullquote><p>Something Pithy</p></pullquote> <!-- ... --> <section spectitle="Deep Dive"> <p>This is really really pithy</p> <pullquote><p>Really Pithy</p></pullquote> <!-- ... --> </section> </body> </topic>
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