Part II. Reference

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  • I. DocBook Element Reference
    • *:* — Any element from almost any namespace
    • mml:* — Any element from the MathML namespace
    • svg:* — Any element from the SVG namespace
    • emphasis (db._emphasis) — A limited span of emphasized text
    • firstterm (db._firstterm) — The first occurrence of a term, with limited content[5.1]
    • foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase) — A limited word or phrase in a language other than the primary language of the document[5.1]
    • glossterm (db._glossterm) — A glossary term[5.1]
    • phrase (db._phrase) — A limited span of text
    • quote (db._quote) — A limited inline quotation[5.1]
    • abbrev — An abbreviation, especially one followed by a period
    • abstract — A summary
    • accel — A graphical user interface (GUI) keyboard shortcut
    • acknowledgements — Acknowledgements of a book or other component[5.0]
    • acronym — An often pronounceable word made from the initial (or selected) letters of a name or phrase
    • address — A real-world address, generally a postal address
    • affiliation — The institutional affiliation of an individual
    • alt — A text-only annotation, often used for accessibility
    • anchor — A spot in the document
    • annotation — An annotation
    • answer — An answer to a question posed in a qandaset
    • appendix — An appendix in a book or article
    • application — The name of a software program
    • arc — An XLink arc in an extendedlink [5.0]
    • area (db.area) — A region defined for a callout in a graphic or code example
    • area (db.area.inareaset) — A region defined for a callout in a graphic or code example
    • areaset — A set of related areas in a graphic or code example
    • areaspec — A collection of regions in a graphic or code example
    • arg — An argument in a cmdsynopsis
    • article — An article
    • artpagenums — The page numbers of an article as published
    • attribution — The source of a block quote or epigraph
    • audiodata — Pointer to external audio data
    • audioobject — A wrapper for audio data and its associated meta-information
    • author — The name of an individual author
    • authorgroup — Wrapper for author information when a document has multiple authors or collaborators
    • authorinitials — The initials or other short identifier for an author
    • bibliocoverage — The spatial or temporal coverage of a document
    • bibliodiv — A section of a bibliography
    • biblioentry — A raw entry in a bibliography
    • bibliography — A bibliography
    • biblioid — An identifier for a document[5.0]
    • bibliolist — A wrapper for a list of bibliography entries
    • bibliomisc — Untyped bibliographic information
    • bibliomixed — A cooked entry in a bibliography
    • bibliomset — A cooked container for related bibliographic information
    • biblioref — A cross-reference to a bibliographic entry
    • bibliorelation — The relationship of a document to another
    • biblioset — A raw container for related bibliographic information
    • bibliosource — The source of a document
    • blockquote — A quotation set off from the main text
    • book — A book
    • bridgehead — A free-floating heading
    • callout — A “called out” description of a marked area
    • calloutlist — A list of callout s
    • caption (db.caption) — A caption
    • caution — A note of caution
    • chapter — A chapter, as of a book
    • citation — An inline bibliographic reference to another published work
    • citebiblioid — A citation of a bibliographic identifier
    • citerefentry — A citation to a reference page
    • citetitle — The title of a cited work
    • city — The name of a city in an address
    • classname — The name of a class, in the object-oriented programming sense
    • classsynopsis — The syntax summary for a class definition
    • classsynopsisinfo — Information supplementing the contents of a classsynopsis
    • cmdsynopsis — A syntax summary for a software command
    • co — The location of a callout embedded in text
    • code — An inline code fragment
    • collab — Identifies a collaborator
    • colophon — Text at the back of a book describing facts about its production
    • colspec — Specifications for a column in a table
    • command — The name of an executable program or other software command
    • computeroutput — Data, generally text, displayed or presented by a computer
    • confdates — The dates of a conference for which a document was written
    • confgroup — A wrapper for document meta-information about a conference
    • confnum — An identifier, frequently numerical, associated with a conference for which a document was written
    • confsponsor — The sponsor of a conference for which a document was written
    • conftitle — The title of a conference for which a document was written
    • constant — A programming or system constant
    • constraint — A constraint in an EBNF production
    • constraintdef — The definition of a constraint in an EBNF production
    • constructorsynopsis — A syntax summary for a constructor
    • contractnum — The contract number of a document
    • contractsponsor — The sponsor of a contract
    • contrib — A summary of the contributions made to a document by a credited source
    • copyright — Copyright information about a document
    • coref — A cross reference to a co
    • country — The name of a country
    • cover — Additional content for the cover of a publication[5.0]
    • database — The name of a database, or part of a database
    • date — The date of publication or revision of a document
    • dedication — The dedication of a book or other component
    • destructorsynopsis — A syntax summary for a destructor
    • edition — The name or number of an edition of a document
    • editor — The name of the editor of a document
    • email — An email address
    • emphasis (db.emphasis) — Emphasized text
    • entry — A cell in a table
    • entrytbl — A subtable appearing in place of an entry in a table
    • row (db.entrytbl.row) — A row in a table
    • tbody (db.cals.entrytbl.tbody) — A wrapper for the rows of a table or informal table
    • thead (db.cals.entrytbl.thead) — A table header consisting of one or more rows
    • envar — A software environment variable
    • epigraph — A short inscription at the beginning of a document or component
    • equation — A displayed mathematical equation
    • errorcode — An error code
    • errorname — An error name
    • errortext — An error message.
    • errortype — The classification of an error message
    • example — A formal example, with a title
    • exceptionname — The name of an exception
    • extendedlink — An XLink extended link[5.0]
    • fax — A fax number
    • fieldsynopsis — The name of a field in a class definition
    • figure — A formal figure, generally an illustration, with a title
    • filename — The name of a file
    • firstname — A given name of a person
    • firstterm (db.firstterm) — The first occurrence of a term
    • footnote — A footnote
    • footnoteref — A cross reference to a footnote (a footnote mark)
    • foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase) — A word or phrase in a language other than the primary language of the document
    • formalpara — A paragraph with a title
    • funcdef — A function (subroutine) name and its return type
    • funcparams — Parameters for a function referenced through a function pointer in a synopsis
    • funcprototype — The prototype of a function
    • funcsynopsis — The syntax summary for a function definition
    • funcsynopsisinfo — Information supplementing the funcdefs of a funcsynopsis
    • function — The name of a function or subroutine, as in a programming language
    • givenname — The given name of a person[5.1]
    • glossary — A glossary
    • glossdef — A definition in a glossentry
    • glossdiv — A division in a glossary
    • glossentry — An entry in a glossary or glosslist
    • glosslist — A wrapper for a list of glossary entries
    • glosssee — A cross-reference from one glossentry to another
    • glossseealso — A cross-reference from one glossentry to another
    • glossterm (db.glossterm) — A glossary term
    • group (db.group) — A group of elements in a cmdsynopsis
    • group (db.group.methodparam) — A group of method parameters[5.1]
    • group (db.group.paramdef) — A group of parameters[5.1]
    • guibutton — The text on a button in a GUI
    • guiicon — Graphic and/or text appearing as a icon in a GUI
    • guilabel — The text of a label in a GUI
    • guimenu — The name of a menu in a GUI
    • guimenuitem — The name of a terminal menu item in a GUI
    • guisubmenu — The name of a submenu in a GUI
    • hardware — A physical part of a computer system
    • holder — The name of the individual or organization that holds a copyright
    • honorific — The title of a person
    • caption (db.html.caption) — An HTML table caption
    • col — Specifications for a column in an HTML table
    • colgroup — A group of columns in an HTML table
    • informaltable (db.html.informaltable) — An HTML table without a title
    • table (db.html.table) — A formal (captioned) HTML table in a document
    • tbody (db.html.tbody) — A wrapper for the rows of an HTML table or informal HTML table
    • td — A table entry in an HTML table
    • tfoot (db.html.tfoot) — A table footer consisting of one or more rows in an HTML table
    • th — A table header entry in an HTML table
    • thead (db.html.thead) — A table header consisting of one or more rows in an HTML table
    • tr — A row in an HTML table
    • imagedata (db.imagedata) — Pointer to external image data
    • imagedata (db.imagedata.mathml) — A MathML expression in a media object
    • imagedata (db.imagedata.svg) — An SVG drawing in a media object
    • imageobject — A wrapper for image data and its associated meta-information
    • imageobjectco — A wrapper for an image object with callouts
    • important — An admonition set off from the text
    • index — An index to a book or part of a book
    • indexdiv — A division in an index
    • indexentry — An entry in an index
    • indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange) — Identifies the end of a range associated with an indexed term
    • indexterm (db.indexterm.singular) — A wrapper for an indexed term
    • indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange) — A wrapper for an indexed term that covers a range
    • info (db.info) — A wrapper for information about a component or other block[5.0]
    • informalequation — A displayed mathematical equation without a title
    • informalexample — A displayed example without a title
    • informalfigure — A untitled figure
    • informaltable (db.cals.informaltable) — A table without a title
    • initializer — The initializer for a fieldsynopsis
    • inlineequation — A mathematical equation or expression occurring inline
    • inlinemediaobject — An inline media object (video, audio, image, and so on)
    • interfacename — The name of an interface
    • issuenum — The number of an issue of a journal
    • itemizedlist — A list in which each entry is marked with a bullet or other dingbat
    • itermset — A set of index terms in the meta-information of a document
    • jobtitle — The title of an individual in an organization
    • keycap — The text printed on a key on a keyboard
    • keycode — The internal, frequently numeric, identifier for a key on a keyboard
    • keycombo — A combination of input actions
    • keysym — The symbolic name of a key on a keyboard
    • keyword — One of a set of keywords describing the content of a document
    • keywordset — A set of keywords describing the content of a document
    • label — A label on a question or answer
    • legalnotice — A statement of legal obligations or requirements
    • lhs — The left-hand side of an EBNF production
    • lineage — The portion of a person's name indicating a relationship to ancestors
    • lineannotation — A comment on a line in a verbatim listing
    • link — A hypertext link
    • listitem — A wrapper for the elements of a list item
    • literal — Inline text that is some literal value
    • literallayout — A block of text in which line breaks and white space are to be reproduced faithfully
    • locator — An XLink locator in an extendedlink [5.0]
    • manvolnum — A reference volume number
    • markup — A string of formatting markup in text that is to be represented literally
    • mathphrase — A mathematical phrase that can be represented with ordinary text and a small amount of markup
    • mediaobject — A displayed media object (video, audio, image, etc.)
    • member — An element of a simple list
    • menuchoice — A selection or series of selections from a menu
    • methodname — The name of a method
    • methodparam — Parameters to a method
    • methodsynopsis — A syntax summary for a method
    • modifier — Modifiers in a synopsis
    • mousebutton — The conventional name of a mouse button
    • msg — A message in a message set
    • msgaud — The audience to which a message in a message set is relevant
    • msgentry — A wrapper for an entry in a message set
    • msgexplan — Explanatory material relating to a message in a message set
    • msginfo — Information about a message in a message set
    • msglevel — The level of importance or severity of a message in a message set
    • msgmain — The primary component of a message in a message set
    • msgorig — The origin of a message in a message set
    • msgrel — A related component of a message in a message set
    • msgset — A detailed set of messages, usually error messages
    • msgsub — A subcomponent of a message in a message set
    • msgtext — The actual text of a message component in a message set
    • multimediaparam — Application specific parameters for a media player[5.1]
    • nonterminal — A non-terminal in an EBNF production
    • note — A message set off from the text
    • olink — A link that addresses its target indirectly
    • ooclass — A class in an object-oriented programming language
    • ooexception — An exception in an object-oriented programming language
    • oointerface — An interface in an object-oriented programming language
    • option — An option for a software command
    • optional — Optional information
    • orderedlist — A list in which each entry is marked with a sequentially incremented label
    • org — An organization and associated metadata[5.0]
    • orgdiv — A division of an organization
    • orgname — The name of an organization
    • otheraddr — Uncategorized information in address
    • othercredit — A person or entity, other than an author or editor, credited in a document
    • othername — A component of a person's name that is not a first name, surname, or lineage
    • package — A software or application package
    • pagenums — The numbers of the pages in a book, for use in a bibliographic entry
    • para — A paragraph
    • paramdef — Information about a function parameter in a programming language
    • parameter — A value or a symbolic reference to a value
    • part — A division in a book
    • partintro — An introduction to the contents of a part
    • person — A person and associated metadata[5.0]
    • personblurb — A short description or note about a person
    • personname — The personal name of an individual
    • phone — A telephone number
    • phrase (db.phrase) — A span of text
    • pob — A post office box in an address
    • postcode — A postal code in an address
    • preface — Introductory matter preceding the first chapter of a book
    • primary — The primary word or phrase under which an index term should be sorted
    • primaryie — A primary term in an index entry, not in the text
    • printhistory — The printing history of a document
    • procedure — A list of operations to be performed in a well-defined sequence
    • production — A production in a set of EBNF productions
    • productionrecap — A cross-reference to an EBNF production
    • productionset — A set of EBNF productions
    • productname — The formal name of a product
    • productnumber — A number assigned to a product
    • programlisting — A literal listing of all or part of a program
    • programlistingco — A program listing with associated areas used in callouts
    • prompt — A character or string indicating the start of an input field in a computer display
    • property — A unit of data associated with some part of a computer system
    • pubdate — The date of publication of a document
    • publisher — The publisher of a document
    • publishername — The name of the publisher of a document
    • qandadiv — A titled division in a qandaset
    • qandaentry — A question/answer set within a qandaset
    • qandaset — A question-and-answer set
    • question — A question in a qandaset
    • quote (db.quote) — An inline quotation
    • refclass — The scope or other indication of applicability of a reference entry
    • refdescriptor — A description of the topic of a reference page
    • refentry — A reference page (originally a UNIX man-style reference page)
    • refentrytitle — The title of a reference page
    • reference — A collection of reference entries
    • refmeta — Meta-information for a reference entry
    • refmiscinfo — Meta-information for a reference entry other than the title and volume number
    • refname — The name of (one of) the subject(s) of a reference page
    • refnamediv — The name, purpose, and classification of a reference page
    • refpurpose — A short (one sentence) synopsis of the topic of a reference page
    • refsect1 — A major subsection of a reference entry
    • refsect2 — A subsection of a refsect1
    • refsect3 — A subsection of a refsect2
    • refsection — A recursive section in a refentry
    • refsynopsisdiv — A syntactic synopsis of the subject of the reference page
    • releaseinfo — Information about a particular release of a document
    • remark — A remark (or comment) intended for presentation in a draft manuscript
    • replaceable — Content that may or must be replaced by the user
    • result — A wrapper for identifying the results of a procedure or step[5.1]
    • returnvalue — The value returned by a function
    • revdescription — A extended description of a revision to a document
    • revhistory — A history of the revisions to a document
    • revision — An entry describing a single revision in the history of the revisions to a document
    • revnumber — A document revision number
    • revremark — A description of a revision to a document
    • rhs — The right-hand side of an EBNF production
    • row (db.row) — A row in a table
    • sbr — An explicit line break in a command synopsis
    • screen — Text that a user sees or might see on a computer screen
    • screenco — A screen with associated areas used in callouts
    • screenshot — A representation of what the user sees or might see on a computer screen
    • secondary — A secondary word or phrase in an index term
    • secondaryie — A secondary term in an index entry, rather than in the text
    • sect1 — A top-level section of document
    • sect2 — A subsection within a sect1
    • sect3 — A subsection within a sect2
    • sect4 — A subsection within a sect3
    • sect5 — A subsection within a sect4
    • section — A recursive section
    • see — Part of an index term directing the reader instead to another entry in the index
    • seealso — Part of an index term directing the reader also to another entry in the index
    • seealsoie — A “See also” entry in an index, rather than in the text
    • seeie — A “See” entry in an index, rather than in the text
    • seg — An element of a list item in a segmented list
    • seglistitem — A list item in a segmented list
    • segmentedlist — A segmented list, a list of sets of elements
    • segtitle — The title of an element of a list item in a segmented list
    • seriesvolnums — Numbers of the volumes in a series of books
    • set — A collection of books
    • setindex — An index to a set of books
    • shortaffil — A brief description of an affiliation
    • shortcut — A key combination for an action that is also accessible through a menu
    • sidebar — A portion of a document that is isolated from the main narrative flow
    • simpara — A paragraph that contains only text and inline markup, no block elements
    • simplelist — An undecorated list of single words or short phrases
    • simplemsgentry — A wrapper for a simpler entry in a message set
    • simplesect — A section of a document with no subdivisions
    • spanspec — Formatting information for a spanned column in a table
    • state — A state or province in an address
    • step — A unit of action in a procedure
    • stepalternatives — Alternative steps in a procedure
    • street — A street address in an address
    • subject — One of a group of terms describing the subject matter of a document
    • subjectset — A set of terms describing the subject matter of a document
    • subjectterm — A term in a group of terms describing the subject matter of a document
    • subscript — A subscript (as in H₂O, the molecular formula for water)
    • substeps — A wrapper for steps that occur within steps in a procedure
    • subtitle — The subtitle of a document
    • superscript — A superscript (as in x², the mathematical notation for x multiplied by itself)
    • surname — An inherited or family name; in western cultures the last name
    • symbol — A name that is replaced by a value before processing
    • synopfragment — A portion of a cmdsynopsis broken out from the main body of the synopsis
    • synopfragmentref — A reference to a fragment of a command synopsis
    • synopsis — A general-purpose element for representing the syntax of commands or functions
    • systemitem — A system-related item or term
    • table (db.cals.table) — A formal table in a document
    • tag — A component of XML (or SGML) markup[5.0]
    • task — A task to be completed
    • taskprerequisites — The prerequisites for a task
    • taskrelated — Information related to a task
    • tasksummary — A summary of a task
    • tbody (db.cals.tbody) — A wrapper for the rows of a table or informal table
    • term — The word or phrase being defined or described in a variable list
    • termdef — An inline definition of a term
    • tertiary — A tertiary word or phrase in an index term
    • tertiaryie — A tertiary term in an index entry, rather than in the text
    • textdata — Pointer to external text data
    • textobject — A wrapper for a text description of an object and its associated meta-information
    • tfoot (db.cals.tfoot) — A table footer consisting of one or more rows
    • tgroup — A wrapper for the main content of a table, or part of a table
    • thead (db.cals.thead) — A table header consisting of one or more rows
    • tip — A suggestion to the user, set off from the text
    • title — The text of the title of a section of a document or of a formal block-level element
    • titleabbrev — The abbreviation of a title
    • info (db.titleforbidden.info) — A wrapper for information about a component or other block without a title[5.0]
    • info (db.titleonly.info) — A wrapper for information about a component or other block with only a title[5.0]
    • info (db.titleonlyreq.info) — A wrapper for information about a component or other block with only a required title[5.0]
    • info (db.titlereq.info) — A wrapper for information about a component or other block with a required title[5.0]
    • toc — A table of contents
    • tocdiv — A division in a table of contents[5.0]
    • tocentry — A component title in a table of contents
    • token — A unit of information
    • topic — A modular unit of documentation not part of any particular narrative flow[5.1]
    • trademark — A trademark
    • type — The classification of a value
    • uri — A Uniform Resource Identifier
    • userinput — Data entered by the user
    • varargs — An empty element in a function synopsis indicating a variable number of arguments
    • variablelist — A list in which each entry is composed of a set of one or more terms and an associated description
    • varlistentry — A wrapper for a set of terms and the associated description in a variable list
    • varname — The name of a variable
    • videodata — Pointer to external video data
    • videoobject — A wrapper for video data and its associated meta-information
    • void — An empty element in a function synopsis indicating that the function in question takes no arguments
    • volumenum — The volume number of a document in a set (as of books in a set or articles in a journal)
    • warning — An admonition set off from the text
    • wordasword — A word meant specifically as a word and not representing anything else
    • xref — A cross reference to another part of the document
    • year — The year of publication of a document
  • II. DocBook Assembly Element Reference
    • assembly — Defines the hierarchy and relationships for a collection of resources[5.1 Assembly]
    • association — Identifies the type of relationship between one or more resources[5.1 Assembly]
    • description — A description of a resource or resources[5.1 Assembly]
    • filterin — Elements with effectivity attributes matching this element are allowed[5.1 Assembly]
    • filterout — Elements with effectivity attributes matching this element are suppressed[5.1 Assembly]
    • instance — Identifies a resource that is part of a relationship[5.1 Assembly]
    • merge — A wrapper for information that a module overrides in the resource it includes[5.1 Assembly]
    • module — A modular component within a structure[5.1 Assembly]
    • output — Specify an output format and/or file name and/or renderas[5.1 Assembly]
    • relationship — A relationship associates one or more resources[5.1 Assembly]
    • relationships — Groups relationship elements to define associations between resources[5.1 Assembly]
    • resource — Identifies an object managed within the assembly[5.1 Assembly]
    • resources — Contains one or more resource objects that are managed by the assembly[5.1 Assembly]
    • structure — Describes the structure of a document[5.1 Assembly]
    • transform — Identifies a transform for converting from a non-DocBook schema[5.1 Assembly]
    • transforms — List of transforms for converting from non-DocBook schemas[5.1 Assembly]