application

application — The name of a software program.

Synopsis

application ::=

Attributes

Common linking attributes.

Attributes:

  • class (enumeration)
    • “hardware”
    • “software”

Description

The appellation “application” is usually reserved for larger software packages. For example, WordPerfect is an application, but grep is not. In some domains, application may also apply to a piece of hardware.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

Attributes

Common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace

class

Identifies the class of application

Enumerated values:
“hardware”

A hardware application

“software”

A software application

Children

The following elements occur in application: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.

See Also

Related elements: database, filename, hardware, productname.

Examples

1 |<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
  |<title>Example application</title>
  | 
  |<para><application>XMLmind</application> is one of several word
5 |processors that support DocBook <acronym>XML</acronym>.
  |</para>
  | 
  |</article>

XMLmind is one of several word processors that support DocBook XML.