The <properties> element gives a list of properties for the subject of the current topic, for example whether a class is public or protected. Each property can include the type, value, and a description. The typical rendering is usually in a table-like format. To represent multiple values for a single type, create additional property elements and use only the <propvalue> element (and <propdesc> when needed) for each successive value.



These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Doctype Content model
ditabase, reference, learningContent ( (prophead) (optional) then (property) (one or more) )

Contained by

Doctype Content model
ditabase, reference, learningContent refbody, refbodydiv


- topic/simpletable reference/properties


		<proptypehd>Visual Element</proptypehd>
    <propdesc>depicts anger</propdesc>
    <propdesc>depicts permission</propdesc>


Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
relcolwidth A relative value to specify the width of a column in relationship to the width of the other columns. The values are totaled and made a percent. For example:
relcolwidth="1* 2* 3*"
causes widths of 16.7%, 33.3%, and 66.7%.
relcolwidth="90* 150*"
causes width of 37.5% and 62.5%.
keycol Defines the column that can contains headings for each row. No value indicates no key column. When present, the numerical value causes the specified column to be treated as a vertical header. NMTOKEN #IMPLIED No
refcols The refcols attribute is currently undefined, and is reserved for future use. NMTOKENS #IMPLIED No
spectitle The specialized title attribute allows architects of specialized types to define a fixed or default title for a specialized element. Not intended for direct use by authors. CDATA #IMPLIED No
display-atts attribute group (scale, frame, expanse) A set of related attributes, described in display-atts attribute group
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 Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes

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