note

note — A message set off from the text.

Synopsis

note ::= [-]

Additional Constraints

  • note must not occur among the children or descendants of note
  • If this element is the root element, it must have a version attribute.

Description

A note is an admonition set off from the main text.

In some types of documentation, the semantics of admonitions are clearly defined but DocBook makes no such assertions.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Often outputs the generated text “Note” or some other visible indication of the type of admonition, especially if a title is not present. Sometimes outputs a graphical icon or another symbol as well.

Children

The following elements occur in note: blockquote, epigraph, example, figure, info (db.titleforbidden.info), info (db.titleonly.info), informaltable (db.cals.informaltable), informaltable (db.html.informaltable), itemizedlist, literallayout, mediaobject, note, orderedlist, para, programlisting, revhistory, sidebar, table (db.cals.table), table (db.html.table), title, titleabbrev, variablelist.

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example note</title>

<note><title>Upcoming Changes</title>
<para>Future versions of this feature may not be backward compatible.
Consider implementing the revised interface now.
</para>
</note>

</article>

Upcoming Changes

Future versions of this feature may not be backward compatible. Consider implementing the revised interface now.