Creating headers in Ditamaps

I found it difficult to find relevant information on the web about how to create anything below a level-heading 2. In my Ditamaps the heading 2 is the topic level and therefore, as soon as a topic is added to a map file, it becomes by default a heading 2. But I want to make a heading 3, how do I do that?

Here is an example of a Ditamap with headings 2 and 3:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
<!DOCTYPE map PUBLIC “-//OASIS//DTD DITA BookMap//EN” “map/dtd/map.dtd”>

<map id=”example” xmlns:ditaarch=”; rev=”1.0″>

<topicref href=”first.xml” >
<topicref href=”intro.xml”>
<topicref href=”description.xml” />
<topicref href=”dawn.xml”>
<topicref href=”dawn chorus.xml” />



In this example the topic called ‘dawn chorus’ is a heading 3. It is embedded under the topic ‘dawn’ by having the heading 3 before the end tag. Simple? Yes, and I hope I have explained it adequately.

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