task — A task to be completed.


task ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

No additional attributes.


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 attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


These elements contain task: abstract, acknowledgements, answer, appendix, article, bibliodiv, bibliography, bibliolist, blockquote, callout, calloutlist, caption, caution, chapter, colophon, cover, danger, dedication, dialogue, drama, entry, example, figure, footnote, glossary, glossdef, glossdiv, glosslist, important, index, informalexample, informalfigure, itemizedlist, legalnotice, linegroup, listitem, meta (db.meta.content), note, orderedlist, para, partintro, poetry, preface, procedure, qandadiv, qandaset, question, result, revdescription, section, setindex, sidebar, simplesect, step, taskprerequisites, taskrelated, tasksummary, textobject, tip, toc, variablelist, warning.


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>