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.
See the taskbody description for additional details about the two models and for a description of impacts to DITA 1.1 documents.
|ditabase||( (title) then (titlealts) (optional) then (abstract or shortdesc) (optional) then (prolog) (optional) then (taskbody) (optional) then (related-links) (optional) then (topic or concept or task or reference or glossentry or glossgroup) (any number) )|
|task, machineryTask||( (title) then (titlealts) (optional) then (abstract or shortdesc) (optional) then (prolog) (optional) then (taskbody) (optional) then (related-links) (optional) then (task) (any number) )|
|learningContent||( (title) then (titlealts) (optional) then (abstract or shortdesc) (optional) then (prolog) (optional) then (taskbody) (optional) then (related-links) (optional) then ( (no-topic-nesting) (optional) ) (any number) )|
|ditabase||dita, topic, concept, task, reference|
|task (strict), task (general), machineryTask||task|
<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>
|Name||Description||Data Type||Default Value||Required?|
|id||This ID enables topics to be referenced uniquely by topicrefs in DITA maps.||ID||Yes|
|conref-atts attribute group (conref, conrefend, conaction, conkeyref)||A set of related attributes; includes all of the attributes described in id-atts attribute group except for the id attribute.|
|xmlns:ditaarch||Declares the default DITA namespace.||"http://dita.oasis-open.org/architecture/2005/"|
|DITAArchVersion||Designates the version of the architecture that is in use. The default value will increase with each release of DITA.||CDATA||"1.2"||No|
|domains||Indicates the specialized domains that are included in the DTD or Schema. This value will differ depending on what domains are included in the current DTD or Schema.||CDATA||Varies based on the DTD or Schema; a sample value is "(topic ui-d) (topic hi-d) (topic pr-d) (topic sw-d) (topic ut-d) (topic indexing-d)"||No|
|select-atts attribute group (props, base, platform, product, audience, otherprops, importance, rev, status)||A set of related attributes, described in select-atts attribute group|
|localization-atts attribute group (translate, xml:lang, dir)||A set of related attributes, described in localization-atts attribute group.|
|global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc)||A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group|
|class, outputclass||Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes|
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