Email -- An email address


Mixed Content Model

Email ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



Inline markup identifying an email address.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. Email may generate surrounding punctuation, such as angle brackets. This is an interchange issue. See Appendix F, Interchanging DocBook Documents,.

In some processing environments, Email may automatically generate a hypertext link (a mailto: URL).

In an Address, this element may inherit the verbatim qualities of an address.


These elements contain Email: Action, Address, Application, Attribution, BiblioMisc, BridgeHead, Citation, CiteTitle, Command, Comment, ComputerOutput, Database, Emphasis, entry, Filename, ForeignPhrase, FuncParams, FuncSynopsisInfo, Function, GlossSee, GlossSeeAlso, GlossTerm, Hardware, Interface, InterfaceDefinition, KeyCap, LineAnnotation, Link, Literal, LiteralLayout, LoTentry, Member, MsgAud, OLink, Option, Optional, Para, Parameter, Phrase, Primary, PrimaryIE, ProductName, ProgramListing, Property, Quote, RefDescriptor, RefEntryTitle, RefName, RefPurpose, Screen, ScreenInfo, Secondary, SecondaryIE, See, SeeAlso, SeeAlsoIE, SeeIE, Seg, SegTitle, SimPara, Subtitle, Synopsis, SystemItem, Term, Tertiary, TertiaryIE, Title, TitleAbbrev, ToCback, ToCentry, ToCfront, Trademark, ULink, UserInput.


The following elements occur in Email: Comment, Emphasis, IndexTerm, InlineGraphic, InlineMediaObject, Link, OLink, Replaceable, Subscript, Superscript, Trademark, ULink.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.

In some contexts, the following elements are excluded: IndexTerm.

See Also

Address, City, Country, Fax, OtherAddr, Phone, POB, Postcode, State, Street


For examples, see Address, BookInfo.

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