task — A task to be completed.



A task encapsulates a procedure providing an explicit location for summary information, identifying prerequisites for the task, examples, and pointers to related information.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.

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This element occurs in 73 elements.


The following elements occur in task: example, info (db.titleforbidden.info), info (db.titlereq.info), procedure, subtitle, taskprerequisites, taskrelated, tasksummary, title, titleabbrev.


  1 <article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
  2   <title>Example task</title>
  4     <title>Changing a light bulb</title>
  6       <para>How to change a light bulb</para>
  8     <taskprerequisites>
          <para>Make sure you have a new light bulb.</para>
 10       <para>Make sure you have turned off the light switch.</para>
 12     <procedure>
          <step><para>Remove the old light bulb.</para></step>
 14       <step><para>Insert the new light bulb.</para></step>
          <step><para>Turn on the new light bulb.</para></step>
 16       <step><para>Throw away the old light bulb.</para></step>
 18   </task>
 20 </article>
Last revised by Norman Walsh on 6 Jun 2011 (git hash: 6ffcc7640bbc5f852a318e452c9f210f03292cb9)