userinput — Data entered by the user.



The userinput element identifies words or phrases that the user is expected to provide as input to a computer program.

Note that userinput is not a verbatim environment, but an inline.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. Often presented in a fixed-width font.

Parents [+]

This element occurs in 51 elements.

Children [+]

This element contains 53 elements.


  1 <article xmlns=''>
  2 <title>Example userinput</title>
  4 <para>At the system prompt, enter <userinput>xyzzy</userinput> to gain
    supervisor access to the system.
  6 </para>
  8 </article>

At the system prompt, enter xyzzy to gain supervisor access to the system.

Last revised by Norman Walsh on 6 Jun 2011 (git hash: 6ffcc7640bbc5f852a318e452c9f210f03292cb9)