userinput

The user input (<userinput>) element represens the text a user should input in response to a program or system prompt. This element is part of the DITA software domain, a special set of DITA elements designed to document software tasks, concepts and reference information.

Example

<p>After you type <userinput>mealplan dinner</userinput>, the meal planning program
will print a <systemoutput>For what day?</systemoutput> message.
Reply by typing the day of the week for which you want a meal plan,
for example, <userinput>Thursday</userinput>.</p>

Contains

Doctype Content model
ditabase, topic, task, reference, concept, glossary ( 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)

Contained by

Doctype Parents
ditabase data, title, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, abstract, section, example, linkinfo, prereq, context, cmd, info, tutorialinfo, stepxmp, choice, choptionhd, chdeschd, choption, chdesc, stepresult, result, postreq, refsyn, proptypehd, propvaluehd, propdeschd, proptype, propvalue, propdesc, glossterm, glossdef, screen, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote
topic data, title, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, abstract, section, example, linkinfo, screen, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote
task data, title, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, abstract, section, example, linkinfo, prereq, context, cmd, info, tutorialinfo, stepxmp, choice, choptionhd, chdeschd, choption, chdesc, stepresult, result, postreq, screen, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote
concept data, title, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, abstract, section, example, linkinfo, screen, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote
reference data, title, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, abstract, section, example, linkinfo, refsyn, proptypehd, propvaluehd, propdeschd, proptype, propvalue, propdesc, screen, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote
glossary data, title, shortdesc, desc, p, note, lq, q, sli, li, itemgroup, dthd, ddhd, dt, dd, figgroup, pre, lines, ph, stentry, draft-comment, fn, cite, xref, entry, abstract, section, example, linkinfo, glossterm, glossdef, screen, b, u, i, tt, sup, sub, codeph, codeblock, pt, pd, fragref, synnote

Inheritance:

+ topic/ph sw-d/userinput

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, outputclass Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes