<refbodydiv> element is similar to the
<bodydiv> element in that it provides an informal container for content
that might be grouped within a reference. Reference topics place
many restrictions on their content compared to generic topics; the
<refbodydiv> element maintains these restrictions by only allowing
elements that are already available within the body of a reference. There are no additional
semantics attached to the
<refbodydiv> element; it is purely a grouping
element provided to help organize content.
<refbodydiv>element can nest itself, which means that it can be specialized to create structured information within a specialized reference topic. Another common use case for the
<refbodydiv>element is to group a sequence of related elements for reuse, so that another topic can reference the entire set with a single
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
- topic/bodydiv reference/refbodydiv
<reference id="sample-refbodydiv" xml:lang="en"> <title>Sample for refbody</title> <shortdesc>This shows how refbodydiv might be used.</shortdesc> <refbody> <refbodydiv id="widget1"> <section>This is one part of the sample</section> <refsyn>Syntax for this part</refsyn> </refbodydiv> <refbodydiv id="widget2"> <section>This is another part of the sample</section> <refsyn>Syntax for this part</refsyn> </refbodydiv> </refbody> </reference>