DITA: Shortdesc (short description)
shortdescelement allows you to add a summary overview of the topic in a couple of sentences right below the topic
titleand before the
shortdescelement is more important than it initially appears to be. Although optional, it's highly recommended that you use this tag. The
shortdescappears in several key places:
- As a tooltip in links pointing to the page
- As a description on a parent page containing child pages
- As the summary that appears in search results
- Possibly as context sensitive help (perhaps pulled as a tooltip to show in an interface with a link to learn more)
Here's an example:
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