The <sectiondiv> element allows logical grouping of content within a section. There is no additional meaning associated with the <sectiondiv> element. The <sectiondiv> element does not contain a title; the lowest level of titled content within a topic is the section itself. If additional hierarchy is required, use nested topics instead of the section.

The <sectiondiv> element nests itself, so it can be specialized to create structured information within sections. Another common use case for the <sectiondiv> element is to group a sequence of related elements for reuse, so that another topic can reference the entire set with a single @conref attribute.

Because the <sectiondiv> element can only be used within <section> elements, use the <div> element to group content that might occur in both topic bodies and sections.

Content models

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


- topic/sectiondiv


In the example below, the <sectiondiv> element is used to group content that can be reused elsewhere.

  <title>Nice pets</title>
  <sectiondiv id="smallpets">
    <p>Cats are nice.</p>
    <p>Dogs are nice.</p>
    <p>Friends of mine really love their hedgehogs.</p>
  <sectiondiv id="biggerpets">
    <p>Lots of people want ponies when they grow up.</p>
    <p>Llamas are also popular.</p>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and @outputclass.

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