The <step> element represents an action that a user must follow to accomplish a task. Each step in a task must contain a command <cmd> element which describes the particular action the user must do to accomplish the overall task. The step element can also contain information <info>, substeps <substeps>, tutorial information <tutorialinfo>, a step example <stepxmp>, choices <choices> or a stepresult <stepresult>, although these are optional.
|Name||Description||Data Type||Default Value||Required?|
|importance||The attribute indicates whether the element it modifies is optional or required.||optional | required||#IMPLIED||No|
|%select-atts;||A set of related attributes, described at select-atts.
Note: For this element, the attribute importance has only the values "required" and "optional."
|%id-atts; (id, conref)||A set of related attributes, described at %id-atts;||parameter entity||PE not applicable||Not applicable|
|translate||Indicates whether the content of the element should be translated or not.||yes | no||#IMPLIED||No|
|xml:lang||Specifies the language of the element content. When no xml:lang value is supplied, the default value of English is assumed. For example, if there is a note element with the attribute xml:lang set to the value "es-es," then the label on the note, which is normally output as "Note" is now output in Spanish as "Nota." The allowed xml:lang values are based on ISO-3166 Country Codes and RFC 3066 Language Codes (see W3C: Language tagging in HTML and XML).||NMTOKEN||#IMPLIED||No|
|%global-atts; (xtrf, xtrc)||A set of related attributes, described at %global-atts;||parameter entity||PE not applicable||Not applicable|
|class, outputclass||Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes|
<task id="sqlj"> <title>Creating an SQLJ file</title> <taskbody> <context>Once you have set up SQLJ, you need to create a new SQLJ file. </context> <steps> <step><cmd>Select <menucascade><uicontrol>File</uicontrol><uicontrol>New</uicontrol>.</cmd> <info>New files are created with default values based on a standard template.</info> </step> </steps> </taskbody> </task>
OASIS DITA Language Specification v1.0 -- 09 May 2005
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