computeroutput — Data, generally text, displayed or presented by a computer.


computeroutput ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.


A computeroutput identifies lines of text generated by a computer program (messages, results, or other output).

Note that computeroutput is not a verbatim environment, but an inline.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. It’s often presented in a fixed-width font.


These elements contain computeroutput: caption (db.html.caption), citetitle, computeroutput, emphasis, entry, html:button, html:label, html:legend, link (, literallayout, para, phrase (db.phrase), programlisting, quote, rddl:resource, subtitle, summary, td, term, th, title, titleabbrev, userinput.


The following elements occur in computeroutput: text, command, computeroutput, email, filename, inlinemediaobject, literal, option, rddl:resource, replaceable, subscript, superscript, systemitem, userinput.

See Also

Related elements: filename, lineannotation, literal, literallayout, option, programlisting, replaceable, systemitem, userinput.


1 |<article xmlns=''>
  |<title>Example computeroutput</title>
  |<para>The output from the date command,
5 |<computeroutput>Sun  Nov 16, 1997  21:03:29</computeroutput>,
  |uses fixed-width fields so that it can easily be parsed.

The output from the date command, Sun Nov 16, 1997 21:03:29, uses fixed-width fields so that it can easily be parsed.