The <coderef> element references an external file that contains literal code. When evaluated, the <coderef> element should cause the target code to be displayed inline. If the target contains non-XML characters such as '<' or '&', those will need to be handled in a way that they may be displayed correctly by the final rendering engine. This element is part of the DITA programming domain, a special set of DITA elements designed to document programming tasks, concepts, and reference information.
|topic (technical content), concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task||no content|
|topic (technical content), concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task (strict), task (general)||codeblock|
<example> <title>Processing DITA</title> <p>This code is an example of how to process DITA.</p> <codeblock><coderef href="process-dita.xsl"/></codeblock> </example>
|Name||Description||Data Type||Default Value||Required?|
|href||Provides a reference to a resource. See The href attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|type||Describes the target of a reference. See The type attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|format||The format attribute identifies the format of the resource being referenced. See The format attribute for details on supported values.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|scope||The scope attribute identifies the closeness of the relationship between the current document and the target resource. See The scope attribute for more information on values.||(local | peer | external | -dita-use-conref-target)||#IMPLIED||No|
|univ-atts attribute group (includes select-atts, id-atts, and localization-atts groups)||A set of related attributes, described in univ-atts attribute group|
|global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc)||A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group|
|class, outputclass, keyref||Keyref provides a redirectable reference based on a key defined within a map. See The keyref attribute for information on using this attribute. Class and outputclass are described in Other common DITA attributes|
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