varname

The variable name (<varname>) element defines a variable that must be supplied to a software application. The variable name element is very similar to the variable (var) element, but variable name is used outside of syntax diagrams. This element is part of the DITA software domain, a special set of DITA elements designed to document software tasks, concepts and reference information.

Contains

( text data )

Contained by

title, navtitle, searchtitle, shortdesc, section, example, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, alt, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, linktext, linkinfo, entry, author, source, publisher, copyrholder, category, keywords, prodname, brand, series, platform, prognum, featnum, component, indexterm, prereq, context, cmd, info, tutorialinfo, stepxmp, choice, choptionhd, chdeschd, choption, chdesc, stepresult, result, postreq, refsyn, proptypehd, propvaluehd, propdeschd, proptype, propvalue, propdesc, uicontrol, screen, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, codeph, codeblock, var, oper, delim, sep, pt, pd, fragref, synnote, repsep, msgph, msgblock, filepath, userinput, systemoutput, coords

Inheritance

topic/keyword, sw-d/varname

Attributes

Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
keyref Currently not implemented in DITA processors. Provides a key that a process can use to look up associated information. NMTOKEN #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

Example

<filepath>
  <varname>install-dir</varname>\projects\working\<varname>project-dir</varname>
       \source\<varname>filename</varname>.java
</filepath>