source

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.

Example

<prolog>
 <source href="http://www.ibm.com">Somewhere, someplace</source>
</prolog>

Contains

Doctype Content model
ditabase, topic, task, reference, concept ( text data or keyword or option or parmname or apiname or cmdname or msgnum or varname or wintitle or term or data or data-about or foreign or unknown) (any number)
map, bookmap ( text data or keyword or term or data or data-about or foreign or unknown) (any number)

Contained by

Doctype Parents
ditabase, topic, task, concept, reference prolog
bookmap topicmeta, bookmeta
map topicmeta

Inheritance:

- topic/source

Attributes

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
%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, keyref Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes