|Information types and topics / Information types|
The reference topic is one of the three base DITA information types.
Reference topics are used to describe features of sets of things, such as codes, types and commands. Information that normally demands tabular presentation probably belongs in reference topics. Catalogues, directories and bibliographies are good examples of reference topic information. Reference topics are often organised into tables.
Reference topics contains "facts without explanation".
The root element of a reference topic is reference.