application

application — The name of a software program.

Synopsis

application ::= [-]

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • class (enumeration)
    • “hardware”
    • “software”

Description

The appellation “application” is usually reserved for larger software packages. For example, WordPerfect is an application, but grep is not. In some domains, application may also apply to a piece of hardware.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

class

Identifies the class of application

Enumerated values:
“hardware”

A hardware application

“software”

A software application

Children

The following elements occur in application: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example application</title>

<para><application>XMLmind</application> is one of several word
processors that support DocBook <acronym>XML</acronym>.
</para>

</article>

XMLmind is one of several word processors that support DocBook XML.

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