modifier — Modifiers in a synopsis.


modifier ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • xml:space (enumeration)
    • “preserve”


A modifier identifies additional information about some identifier—for example, the public or private nature of an ooclass name, or information about a static or synchronized nature of a methodsynopsis.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


Can be used to indicate that whitespace in the modifier should be preserved (for multi-line annotations, for example).

Enumerated values:

Extra whitespace and line breaks must be preserved.


These elements contain modifier: bridgehead, caption (db.html.caption), citation, citetitle, classsynopsisinfo, code, constructorsynopsis, contrib, destructorsynopsis, emphasis (db.emphasis), entry, enumitemdescription, enumsynopsis, fieldsynopsis, firstterm (db.firstterm), funcprototype, funcsynopsisinfo, glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm (db.glossterm), link, literallayout, macroprototype, macrosynopsis, member, meta (db.meta.content), methodparam, methodsynopsis, olink, ooclass, ooexception, oointerface, orgdiv, packagesynopsis, para, paramdef, phrase (db.phrase), primary, primaryie, programlisting, quote (db.quote), refdescriptor, refentrytitle, refname, refpurpose, remark, screen, secondary, secondaryie, see, seealso, seealsoie, seeie, seg, segtitle, simpara, specializedtemplate, subtitle, synopsis, synopsisinfo, td, template, term, termdef, tertiary, tertiaryie, th, title, titleabbrev, tocentry, type, typedefsynopsis, unionsynopsis.


The following elements occur in modifier: 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.