prolog

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.

<prolog>
  <metadata>
    <audience type="user" job="using" experiencelevel="novice"/>
  </metadata>
</prolog>

Contains

Doctype Content model
ditabase, topic, task, reference, concept, glossary ( ( 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) then ( data or data-about or foreign or unknown) (any number) )

Contained by

Doctype Parents
ditabase topic, concept, task, reference
topic topic
task topic, task
concept topic, concept
reference topic, reference
glossary topic, concept

Inheritance:

- topic/prolog

Attributes

Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
%univ-atts; (%select-atts;, %id-atts;, %localization-atts;) 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 A common attribute described in Other common DITA attributes