computeroutput — Data, generally text, displayed or presented by a computer.


computeroutput ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

No additional attributes.


A computeroutput identifies lines of text generated by a computer program (messages, results, or other output).

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

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. It’s often presented in a fixed-width font.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


These elements contain computeroutput: bridgehead, caption (db.html.caption), citation, citetitle, classsynopsisinfo, computeroutput, contrib, emphasis (db.emphasis), entry, enumitemdescription, firstterm (db.firstterm), funcsynopsisinfo, glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm (db.glossterm), link, literallayout, member, meta (db.meta.content), olink, orgdiv, para, phrase (db.phrase), primary, primaryie, programlisting, quote (db.quote), refdescriptor, refentrytitle, refname, refpurpose, remark, screen, secondary, secondaryie, see, seealso, seealsoie, seeie, seg, segtitle, simpara, subtitle, synopsis, synopsisinfo, td, term, termdef, tertiary, tertiaryie, th, title, titleabbrev, tocentry, userinput.


The following elements occur in computeroutput: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, co, code, command, computeroutput, constant, coref, date, email, emphasis (db._emphasis), envar, filename, 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, literal, markup, nonterminal, olink, option, optional, package, parameter, phrase (db._phrase), prompt, property, quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, symbol, systemitem, tag, termdef, token, trademark, uri, userinput, wordasword, xref.

See Also

Related elements: constant, envar, filename, lineannotation, literal, literallayout, markup, option, optional, parameter, programlisting, prompt, replaceable, screen, screenshot, synopsis, systemitem, tag, userinput, varname.


1 |<article xmlns=''>
  |<title>Example computeroutput</title>
  |<para>The output from the date command,
5 |<computeroutput>Sun  Nov 16, 1997  21:03:29</computeroutput>,
  |uses fixed-width fields so that it can easily be parsed.

The output from the date command, Sun Nov 16, 1997 21:03:29, uses fixed-width fields so that it can easily be parsed.