userinput — Data entered by the user.


userinput ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

No additional attributes.


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.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


These elements contain userinput: 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 userinput: text, abbrev, accel, 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), guibutton, guiicon, guilabel, guimenu, guimenuitem, guisubmenu, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, keycap, keycode, keycombo, keysym, link, literal, markup, menuchoice, mousebutton, nonterminal, olink, option, optional, package, parameter, phrase (db._phrase), prompt, property, quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, shortcut, subscript, superscript, symbol, systemitem, tag, termdef, token, trademark, uri, userinput, wordasword, xref.

See Also

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


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

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