The format attribute identifies the format of the resource being cross referenced. The processing default for format is "dita". If no value is specified, but the attribute is specified on an ancestor within a map or within the related-links section, the value will inherit from the closest ancestor.
Possible values for this attribute include:
For other formats, you can use the file extension without the "." (for example, in a link to file "readme.txt", use "txt" as the value).
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OASIS DITA Version 1.1 Language Specification -- OASIS Standard, 1 August 2007
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