The <dita> element provides a top-level container for multiple topics when you create documents using the ditabase document type. The <dita> element lets you create any sequence of topics, and the ditabase document type lets you nest these topic types inside each other. The <dita> element has no particular output implications; it simply allows you to create multiple topics of different types at the same level in a single document.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


Not a specializable DITA element.


  <concept id="batintro"><title>Intro to bats</title><conbody><!-- ... --></conbody></concept>
  <reference id="batparts"><title>Parts of bats</title><refbody><!-- ... --></refbody></reference>
  <task id="batfeeding"><title>Feeding a bat</title><taskbody><!-- ... --></taskbody></task>
  <task id="battraining"><title>Training a bat</title><taskbody><!-- ... --></taskbody></task>
  <task id="batcleanup"><title>Cleaning a bat</title><taskbody><!-- ... --></taskbody></task>


The following attributes are available on this element: @xmlns:ditaarch and @DITAArchVersion from Architectural attribute group, Localization attribute group and Debug attribute group.

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