The <stepsection> element provides expository text before a step element. Although the element is specialized from <li> and has the same content model as a list item, it is not intended to represent a step in a task.
DITA applications which render <stepsection> elements among the <step> elements must provide a way to number the steps without numbering the <stepsection> elements (although this does not need to be the only or default presentation).
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||steps, steps-unordered|
- topic/li task/stepsection
<steps> <step><cmd>Get out a bowl</cmd></step> <stepsection>The next two steps are very important!</stepsection> <step><cmd>Put on safety gloves</cmd></step> <step><cmd>Put on goggles</cmd></step> <step><cmd>Pour milk and cereal into the bowl</cmd></step> </steps>
The sample above would typically be rendered with "Get out a bowl" as step number one, "Put on safety gloves" as step number two, and "The next two steps are very important!" as an unnumbered item in between the first two items.
|Name||Description||Data Type||Default Value||Required?|
|univ-atts attribute group (includes select-atts, id-atts, and localization-atts groups)||A set of related attributes, described in univ-atts attribute group|
|class, outputclass||Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes|
|global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc)||A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group|