task — A task to be completed.


task ::=

Additional Constraints

  • If this element is the root element, it must have a version attribute.


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.


Common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


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'>
   |  <title>Example task</title>
   |  <task>
   |    <title>Changing a light bulb</title>
 5 |    <tasksummary>
   |      <para>How to change a light bulb</para>
   |    </tasksummary>
   |    <taskprerequisites>
   |      <para>Make sure you have a new light bulb.</para>
10 |      <para>Make sure you have turned off the light switch.</para>
   |    </taskprerequisites>
   |    <procedure>
   |      <step><para>Remove the old light bulb.</para></step>
   |      <step><para>Insert the new light bulb.</para></step>
15 |      <step><para>Turn on the new light bulb.</para></step>
   |      <step><para>Throw away the old light bulb.</para></step>
   |    </procedure>
   |  </task>
20 |</article>