rel-atts attribute group

The "rel-atts" attribute group is deprecated in favor of the relational-atts group, which adds new attributes to the original "rel-atts" group.
The "rel-atts" attribute group includes attributes whose values may be used for representing navigational relationships. These attributes occur only on elements that represent relationships between topics. Beginning with DITA 1.2, the parameter is deprecated in favor of the relational-atts group; it is still defined so that specializations which use this entity may upgrade more easily.


Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
type Describes the target of a reference. See The type attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications. CDATA #IMPLIED No
role The role attribute defines the role the target topic plays in relationship with the current topic. For example, in a parent/child relationship, the role would be "parent" when the target is the parent of the current topic, and "child" when the target is the child of the current topic. This structure could be used to sort and classify links at display time. See The role attribute for information on supported values.

The role attribute values sample and external are deprecated.

(parent | child | sibling | friend | next | previous | cousin | ancestor | descendant | sample | external | other | -dita-use-​conref-​target) #IMPLIED No
otherrole Indicates an alternate role. This value is used when the role attribute is set to other. CDATA #IMPLIED No

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