errorname

errorname — An error name.

Synopsis

errorname ::= [-]

Description

An errorname holds the symbolic name of an error.

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”).

Prior to DocBook V4.2, the errorname element was the recommended element for error messages. However, this left no element for symbolic names, so the errortext element was added and the semantics of the error elements adjusted slightly.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

Children

The following elements occur in errorname: 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.

Last revised by Norman Walsh on (git hash: 4a070f84c9fc7bc85cf9f71d71fa54f4db18f973 a835fdf61c7f87ce1038e2869080d80ea67d3696)