The <longdescref> element supports a reference to a text description of the graphic or object. This element replaces the deprecated longdescref attribute on image and object elements.



These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Doctype Content model
topic, map, concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task, bookmap, classifyMap, subjectScheme, machineryTask, learningAssessment, learningBookmap, learningContent, learningMap, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary no content

Contained by

Doctype Content model
topic (base), map (base), topic (technical content), map (technical content), concept, reference, task (strict), task (general), bookmap, classifyMap, subjectScheme, machineryTask, learningBookmap, learningMap image, object, hazardsymbol
ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup image, object, glossSymbol, hazardsymbol
learningAssessment, learningContent, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary image, object


- topic/longdescref


Longdescref which references a local DITA description

<image href="llama.jpg">
  <alt>Llama picture</alt>
  <longdescref href="my-pet-llama.dita"/>

Longdescref which references an external description

<image href="puffin.jpg">
  <alt>Puffin pigure</alt>
  <longdescref href="http://www.example.org/birds/puffin.html"


Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
href Provides a reference to a resource. See The href attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications. CDATA #IMPLIED No
type Describes the target of a reference. See The type attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications. CDATA #IMPLIED No
format The format attribute identifies the format of the resource being referenced. See The format attribute for details on supported values. CDATA #IMPLIED No
scope The scope attribute identifies the closeness of the relationship between the current document and the target resource. See The scope attribute for more information on values. (local | peer | external | -dita-use-​conref-​target) #IMPLIED No
univ-atts attribute group (includes select-atts, id-atts, and localization-atts groups) A set of related attributes, described in univ-atts attribute group
global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc) A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group
class, outputclass, keyref Keyref provides a redirectable reference based on a key defined within a map. See The keyref attribute for information on using this attribute. Class and outputclass are described in Other common DITA attributes

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