The <prolog> element contains information about the topic as an whole (for example, author information or subject category) that is either entered by the author or machine-maintained. Much of the metadata inside the <prolog> will not be displayed with the topic on output, but may be used by processes that generate search indexes or customize navigation.


( (author) (any number) then (source) (optional) then (publisher) (optional) then (copyright) (any number) then (critdates) (optional) then (permissions) (optional) then (metadata) (any number) then (resourceid) (any number) )

Contained by

topic, concept, task, reference




Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
%global-atts; (xtrf, xtrc) A set of related attributes, described at %global-atts; parameter entity PE not applicable Not applicable
class Not for use by authors. If an editor displays class attribute values, do not edit them. The class attribute supports specialization. Its predefined values help the output transforms work correctly with ranges of related content. CDATA #IMPLIED No
    <audience type="user" job="using" experiencelevel="novice"/>

OASIS DITA Language Specification v1.0 -- 09 May 2005
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