The <state> element specifies a name/value pair whenever it is necessary to represent a named state that has a variable value. The element is primarily intended for use in specializations to represent specific states (like logic circuit states, chemical reaction states, airplane instrumentation states, and so forth).
|Name||Description||Data Type||Default Value||Required?|
|name||The name of the property whose state is being described.||CDATA||#REQUIRED||Yes|
|value||The state of the property identified by the name attribute.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|%univ-atts; (%select-atts;, %id-atts;, translate, xml:lang)||A set of related attributes, described at %univ-atts;||parameter entity||PE not applicable||Not applicable|
|%global-atts; (xtrf, xtrc)||A set of related attributes, described at %global-atts;||parameter entity||PE not applicable||Not applicable|
|class, outputclass||Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes|
<step><cmd>Verify the presence of an "on" or high condition at the input gate (ie, <state name="inflag" value="high"/>)</cmd></step>
OASIS DITA Language Specification v1.0 -- 09 May 2005
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