Topicref element attributes group

The topicref element attributes group includes attributes that are defined for the <topicref> element, and are reused on most or all specializations of the <topicref> element.

Use the @copy-to attribute on the <topicref> element to provide a different resource name for a particular instance of a resource referenced by the <topicref> (for example, to separate out the different versions of the topic, rather than combining them on output). If applicable, the @copy-to value can include path information. The links and navigation associated with that instance will point to a copy of the topic with the file name you specified. Applications MAY support @copy-to for references to local non-DITA resources. The @copy-to attribute is not supported for references to resources where the effective value for @scope is "peer" or "external".

Use the <linktext> and <shortdesc> in the <topicref>'s <topicmeta> to provide a unique name and short description for the new copy.

Specifies the title of the topic as it will appear in the navigation or tables of contents that are generated from the map. Beginning with DITA 1.2, the preferred way to specify the navigation title in a map is with the <navtitle> element, available inside the <topicmeta> element.
This attribute is deprecated. It might be removed in the future.