The related information links of a topic (<related-links> element) are stored in a special section following the body of the topic. After a topic is processed into it final output form, the related links are usually displayed at the end of the topic, although some Web-based help systems might display them in a separate navigation frame.

Prerequisite links are an exception (that is, in which importance="required" and the role is compatible–not ancestor/parent/child/descendant/next). These get sorted after the <shortdesc> (all topics) or after the <prereq> section (for tasks).

Processing notes:
  1. PDF output typically ignores hierarchical links, for example ancestor/parent/child/descendant/next/previous/sibling, although it may include some child links to produce summaries at the start of chapters.
  2. Links not in a <linklist> will be sorted on output based on type, role, and importance.
  3. The value of the format attribute defaults to "dita" unless the attribute scope="external", when format is assumed to be not-dita.


(link or linklist or linkpool) (one or more)

Contained by

topic, concept, task, reference





<task id="sqlj">
 <title>Creating an SQLJ file</title>
  <link href="#concept"><linktext>Some little concept</linktext></link>

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