errorname — An error name.



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.

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This element occurs in 49 elements.

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This element contains 16 elements.
Last revised by Norman Walsh on 6 Jun 2011 (git hash: 6ffcc7640bbc5f852a318e452c9f210f03292cb9)