The <source> element contains a reference to a resource from which the present topic is derived, either completely or in part. The element can contain a description of the resource; the href reference can be a string or a URL that points to it.


( text data or keyword or option or parmname or apiname or cmdname or msgnum or varname or wintitle or term) (any number)

Contained by





Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
href A pointer to the external resource from which the present resource is derived. The href attribute identifies the destination of the resource using conventional URL syntax. CDATA #IMPLIED No
keyref Currently not implemented in DITA processors. Provides a key that a process can use to look up associated information. NMTOKEN #IMPLIED No
%global-atts; (xtrf, xtrc) A set of related attributes, described at %global-atts; parameter entity PE not applicable Not applicable
class A common attribute described in Other common DITA attributes


 <source href="">Somewhere, someplace</source>

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