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$Date: 2002-06-12 07:19:37 -0400 (Wed, 12 Jun 2002) $
refsect1 — A major subsection of a reference entry
refsect1 ::= (
The value of a separate hierarchical structure is that it allows
the content model of sections in reference pages to be
customized differently than the content model of sections
outside. For example, because of this split, it was easy to add
a recursive sectioning element (
Section) as a peer
Sect1 in DocBook V3.1 without introducing it to
RefEntrys, in which it would not be desirable.
Formatted as a displayed block.
In some environments, the name, number, and order of major divisions in a reference page is strictly defined by house style. For example, one style requires that the first major section after the synopsis be the “Description,” which it must have as its title.
Formatting reference pages may require a fairly sophisticated
processing system. Much of the meta-information about a
reference page (its name, type, purpose, title, and
classification) is stored in wrappers near the beginning of
Common presentational features, such as titles and running headers, may require data from several of these wrappers plus some generated text. Other formatting often requires that these elements be reordered.
These elements contain refsect1:
The following elements occur in refsect1:
Status identifies the editorial or publication
status of the
Publication status might be used to control formatting (for example, printing a “draft” watermark on drafts) or processing (perhaps a document with a status of “final” should not include any components that are not final).