See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
"- topic/searchtitle " when used in topics, and "- map/searchtitle " when used in maps.
In the following example, the general title "Programming Example" is likely very useful in a set of information about XSLT basics; however, the same title is not helpful among a set of search results from the entire internet. In that case, "Example of basic programming in XSLT" will be much more helpful.
<task id="progexample"> <title>Programming Example</title> <titlealts><searchtitle>Example of basic programming in XSLT</searchtitle></titlealts> <taskbody> . . . </taskbody> </task>
When <searchtitle> is used in maps, the element provides a new search title for the topic when used in a specific context. For example, the if the following map includes information about programming in many languages, searches among that information set will be most useful when they return "Example of programming in XSLT":
<topicref href="progexample.dita"> <topicmeta> <navtitle>Programming example</navtitle> <searchtitle>Example of programming in XSLT</searchtitle> </topicmeta> </topicref>