abstract

abstract — A summary.

Synopsis

abstract ::= [-]

Additional Constraints

  • If this element is the root element, it must have a version attribute.

Description

An abstract can occur in most components of DocBook. It is expected to contain some sort of summary of the content with which it is associated (by containment).

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Sometimes suppressed. Often presented in alternate outputs.

Parents

These elements contain abstract: biblioentry, bibliomixed, bibliomset, biblioset, info (db.info), info (db.titleforbidden.info), info (db.titleonly.info), info (db.titleonlyreq.info), info (db.titlereq.info), merge.

Children

The following elements occur in abstract: anchor, formalpara, info (db.titleforbidden.info), info (db.titleonly.info), para, simpara, title, titleabbrev.

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<info>
  <title>Example abstract</title>
  <abstract>
    <para>In brief, …
    </para>
  </abstract>
</info>

<para>…</para>

</article>
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