The conref attribute (conref stands for content reference) allows you to reuse text at anelement level.
Suppose you want to reuse the text of a warning. You would assign an element ID to the note tag containing the warning text in the original file. In a second file, you would reference that warning by using the conref attribute on a note tag.
For example, the original file is named
topic1.dita with a topic ID of 111. The note tag reads:
Notice that the element ID on the note tag is damage.
Here’s the syntax you would use for the conref attribute:
The note tag in the second file would read:
The result would be a duplicate of the original warning.
In my next posting, I will discuss a best practice for conrefs.