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remark — A remark (or comment) intended for presentation in a draft manuscript


Mixed Content Model

remark ::=


Common attributes

Parameter Entities

The following parameter entities contain remark:

Parameter Entities


The Remark element is designed to hold remarks, for example, editorial comments, that are useful while the document is in the draft stage, but are not intended for final publication.

Remarks are available almost anywhere and have a particularly broad content model. Your processing system may or may not support either the use of comments everywhere they are allowed or the full generality of the Remark content model.

Prior to version 4.0 of DocBook, this element was named Comment.

Processing expectations

May be formatted inline or as a displayed block, depending on context. Remarks are often printed only in draft versions of a document and suppressed otherwise. This may be controlled by the Status attribute of an ancestor element (for example, Chapter), or by external processes, such as selecting an alternate stylesheet when publishing.

Remarks must not be nested within other Remarks. Because DocBook is harmonizing towards XML, this restriction cannot be enforced by the DTD. The processing of nested comments is undefined.


These elements contain remark: abbrev, ackno, acronym, action, answer, appendix, application, article, artpagenums, attribution, authorinitials, bibliocoverage, bibliodiv, bibliography, biblioid, bibliomisc, bibliorelation, bibliosource, blockquote, bridgehead, callout, caution, chapter, citation, citebiblioid, citetitle, city, classsynopsisinfo, code, collabname, command, computeroutput, confdates, confnum, confsponsor, conftitle, constraintdef, contractnum, contractsponsor, contrib, corpauthor, corpcredit, corpname, country, database, date, edition, email, emphasis, entry, fax, filename, firstname, firstterm, foreignphrase, funcparams, funcsynopsisinfo, function, glossary, glossdef, glossdiv, glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm, hardware, holder, honorific, important, index, indexdiv, interfacename, invpartnumber, isbn, issn, issuenum, itemizedlist, jobtitle, keycap, label, lineage, lineannotation, link, listitem, literal, literallayout, lotentry, manvolnum, member, modespec, msgaud, msgexplan, msgtext, note, olink, option, optional, orderedlist, orgdiv, orgname, otheraddr, othername, pagenums, para, parameter, partintro, phone, phrase, pob, postcode, preface, primary, primaryie, procedure, productname, productnumber, programlisting, property, pubdate, publishername, pubsnumber, qandadiv, qandaset, question, quote, refentry, refentrytitle, refmiscinfo, refnamediv, refpurpose, refsect1, refsect2, refsect3, refsection, refsynopsisdiv, releaseinfo, remark, replaceable, revdescription, revnumber, revremark, screen, screeninfo, secondary, secondaryie, sect1, sect2, sect3, sect4, sect5, section, see, seealso, seealsoie, seeie, seg, segtitle, seriesvolnums, setindex, shortaffil, sidebar, simpara, simplesect, state, step, street, subscript, subtitle, superscript, surname, synopsis, systemitem, taskprerequisites, taskrelated, tasksummary, td, term, termdef, tertiary, tertiaryie, th, tip, title, titleabbrev, tocback, tocentry, tocfront, trademark, ulink, userinput, variablelist, volumenum, warning, wordasword, year.


<!DOCTYPE example PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN"
<example><title>The Grand Unified Theory</title>
<remark>Some details are still a bit shaky</remark>

Example 32. The Grand Unified Theory

Some details are still a bit shaky … Q.E.D.