The <othermeta> element can be used to identify properties not otherwise included in <metadata> and to assign name/content values to those properties. The name attribute identifies the property and the content attribute specifies the property's value. All <othermeta> elements are considered part of the topic's metadata and should be reflected in the output as appropriate for the output medium.


Note: These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Doctype Content model
topic, map, concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task, bookmap, classifyMap, subjectScheme, machineryTask, learningAssessment, learningBookmap, learningContent, learningMap, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary no content

Contained by

Doctype Content model
topic (base), topic (technical content), concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task (strict), task (general), machineryTask, learningAssessment, learningContent, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary metadata
map (base), map (technical content), classifyMap, subjectScheme, learningMap metadata, topicmeta
bookmap, learningBookmap metadata, topicmeta, bookmeta


- topic/othermeta


<othermeta name="ThreadWidthSystem" content="metric"/>


Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
name The name of the metadata property. CDATA #REQUIRED Yes
content The value for the property named in the name attribute. CDATA #REQUIRED Yes
translate-content Indicates whether the content attribute of the defined metadata property should be translated or not. yes | no | -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 A common attribute described in Other common DITA attributes      

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