section

section — A recursive section.

Synopsis

section ::= [-]

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • label
  • status

Description

A section is the top-level sectioning elements in a component.

The section element may be more convenient than numbered sections in some authoring environments because instances can be moved around in the document hierarchy without renaming.

None of the sectioning elements is allowed to “float” in a component. You can place paragraphs and other block elements before a section, but you cannot place anything after it.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Sometimes sections are numbered.

Use of deeply nested sections may cause problems in some processing systems.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

label

Specifies an identifying string for presentation purposes

status

Identifies the editorial or publication status of the element on which it occurs

Parents

These elements contain section: appendix, article, section.

Children

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

Examples

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

<para>This <tag>article</tag> uses recursive sections.</para>

<section>
  <title>Like a Sect1</title>
  <subtitle>Or How I Learned to Let Go of Enumeration
            and Love to Recurse</subtitle>
  <info>
    <abstract>
      <para>A trivial example of recursive sections.</para>
    </abstract>
  </info>
  <para>This section is like a Sect1.</para>
  <section><title>Like a Sect2</title>
    <para>This section is like a Sect2.</para>
    <section><title>Like a Sect3</title>
      <para>This section is like a Sect3.</para>
      <section><title>Like a Sect4</title>
        <para>This section is like a Sect4.</para>
        <section><title>Like a Sect5</title>
          <para>This section is like a Sect5.</para>
          <section><title>Would be like a Sect6</title>
            <para>This section would be like a Sect6,
                  if there were one.</para>
            <section><title>Would be like a Sect7</title>
              <para>This section would be like a Sect7,
                    if there was one.</para>
            </section>
          </section>
        </section>
      </section>
    </section>
  </section>
</section>

</article>