The <chdesc> element is a description of an option that a user chooses while performing a step to accomplish a task. It explains why the user would choose that option and might explain the result of the choice when it is not immediately obvious.
These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
|ditabase, task (strict), task (general), machineryTask, learningContent||chrow|
- topic/stentry task/chdesc
<step><cmd>Then this</cmd> <substeps> <substep importance="optional"><cmd>which is done by doing this</cmd></substep> <substep importance="required"><cmd>and then this.</cmd></substep> </substeps> <choicetable> <chrow><choption>Do this</choption> <chdesc>and this will happen</chdesc></chrow> <chrow><choption>Do that</choption> <chdesc>and that will happen</chdesc></chrow> </choicetable> </step>
|Name||Description||Data Type||Default Value||Required?|
|specentry||The specialized entry attribute allows architects of specialized types to define a fixed or default header title for a specialized stentry element. Not intended for direct use by authors.||CDATA||#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||Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes|