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$Date: 2002-06-12 07:19:37 -0400 (Wed, 12 Jun 2002) $

errortype — The classification of an error message


Mixed Content Model

errortype ::=


Common attributes

Parameter Entities

The following parameter entities contain errortype:

Parameter Entities


The ErrorType element identifies a class of error. The exact classifications are naturally going to vary by system, but “recoverable” and “fatal” are two possibilities.

DocBook provides four elements for identifying the parts of an error message: ErrorCode, for the alphanumeric error code (e.g., “-2”); ErrorName, for the symbolic name of the error (e.g., “ENOENT”); ErrorText, for the text of the error message (e.g., “file not found”); and ErrorType, for the error type (e.g., “recoverable”).

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


The following elements occur in errortype: beginpage, indexterm, inlinegraphic, inlinemediaobject, replaceable.

See Also

errorcode, errorname, errortext, msgset.


For examples, see errorcode.