The <task> element is the top-level element for a task topic. Tasks are the main building blocks for task-oriented user assistance. They generally provide step-by-step instructions that will enable a user to perform a task. A task answers the question of "how to?" by telling the user precisely what to do and the order in which to do it. Tasks have the same high-level structure as other topics, with a title, short description and body.
<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>Open...</cmd></step> </steps> </taskbody> </task>
|ditabase||( ( title) then ( titlealts) (optional) then ( shortdesc or abstract) (optional) then ( prolog) (optional) then ( taskbody) (optional) then ( related-links) (optional) then ( topic or concept or task or reference or glossentry) (any number) )|
|task||( ( title) then ( titlealts) (optional) then ( shortdesc or abstract) (optional) then ( prolog) (optional) then ( taskbody) (optional) then ( related-links) (optional) then ( task) (any number) )|
- topic/topic task/task
|Name||Description||Data Type||Default Value||Required?|
|id||This ID enables topics to be referenced uniquely by topicrefs in DITA maps.||ID||Yes|
|conref||This attribute is used to reference an ID on a topic that can be reused. See The conref attribute for examples and details about the syntax.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|xmlns:ditaarch||Declares the default DITA namespace.||CDATA||#FIXED http://dita.oasis-open.org/architecture/2005/|
|DITAArchVersion||Designates the version of the architecture that is in use.||CDATA||"1.1" (version dependent; will increase)||No|
|domains||Indicates the specialized domains that are included in the DTD or Schema.||CDATA||(topic ui-d) (topic hi-d) (topic pr-d) (topic sw-d) (topic ut-d) (topic indexing-d)||No|
|%select-atts; (props, base, platform, product, audience, otherprops, importance, rev, status)||A set of related attributes, described at %select-atts;||parameter entity||PE not applicable||Not applicable|
|%localization-atts; (translate, xml:lang, dir)||A set of related attributes, described at %localization-atts;.||parameter entity||PE not applicable||Not applicable|
|%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|
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