Use the concept topic to introduce the background or
overview information for tasks or reference topics. The concept topic has
the restriction that following a section or example, only other sections or
examples are permitted as content.
The <concept> element is the top-level element
for a topic that answers the question "what is?" Concepts provide background
information that users must know before they can successfully work with a
product or interface. Often, a concept is an extended definition of a major
abstraction such as a process or function. It might also have an example or
a graphic, but generally the structure of a concept is fairly simple.
The <conbody> element is the main body-level
element for a concept. Like the <body> element of a general <topic>, <conbody>
allows paragraphs, lists, and other elements as well as sections and examples.
But <conbody> has a constraint that a section or an
example can be followed only by other sections or examples.
OASIS DITA Language Specification v1.0 -- 09 May 2005
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