The <varname> element specifies a variable that must be supplied to a software application. The variable name element is very similar to the <var> element, but <varname> is available outside of syntax diagrams. This element is part of the DITA software domain, a special set of DITA elements designed to document software tasks, concepts and reference information.

Content models

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


+ topic/keyword sw-d/varname




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

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