DocBook: The Definitive Guide

docbook: the definitive guide
By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM

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Step -- A unit of action in a procedure

Synopsis

Content Model

Step ::= (Title?,  (((CalloutList|GlossList|ItemizedList|OrderedList|SegmentedList|     SimpleList|VariableList|Caution|Important|Note|Tip|Warning|     LiteralLayout|ProgramListing|ProgramListingCO|Screen|ScreenCO|     ScreenShot|Synopsis|CmdSynopsis|FuncSynopsis|FormalPara|Para|     SimPara|Address|BlockQuote|Graphic|GraphicCO|MediaObject|     MediaObjectCO|InformalEquation|InformalExample|InformalFigure|     InformalTable|Equation|Example|Figure|Table|MsgSet|Procedure|     Sidebar|QandASet|Anchor|BridgeHead|Comment|Highlights|     Abstract|AuthorBlurb|Epigraph|IndexTerm)+,    (SubSteps,     (CalloutList|GlossList|ItemizedList|OrderedList|SegmentedList|      SimpleList|VariableList|Caution|Important|Note|Tip|Warning|      LiteralLayout|ProgramListing|ProgramListingCO|Screen|      ScreenCO|ScreenShot|Synopsis|CmdSynopsis|FuncSynopsis|      FormalPara|Para|SimPara|Address|BlockQuote|Graphic|GraphicCO|      MediaObject|MediaObjectCO|InformalEquation|InformalExample|      InformalFigure|InformalTable|Equation|Example|Figure|Table|      MsgSet|Procedure|Sidebar|QandASet|Anchor|BridgeHead|Comment|      Highlights|Abstract|AuthorBlurb|Epigraph|IndexTerm)*)?)|   (SubSteps,    (CalloutList|GlossList|ItemizedList|OrderedList|SegmentedList|     SimpleList|VariableList|Caution|Important|Note|Tip|Warning|     LiteralLayout|ProgramListing|ProgramListingCO|Screen|ScreenCO|     ScreenShot|Synopsis|CmdSynopsis|FuncSynopsis|FormalPara|Para|     SimPara|Address|BlockQuote|Graphic|GraphicCO|MediaObject|     MediaObjectCO|InformalEquation|InformalExample|InformalFigure|     InformalTable|Equation|Example|Figure|Table|MsgSet|Procedure|     Sidebar|QandASet|Anchor|BridgeHead|Comment|Highlights|     Abstract|AuthorBlurb|Epigraph|IndexTerm)*)))

Attributes

Common attributes

Name

Type

Default

Performance

Enumeration:

Optional
Required

"Required"

Tag Minimization

The start-tag is required for this element. The end-tag is optional, if your SGML declaration allows minimization.

Description

A Step identifies a unit of action in a Procedure. If a finer level of granularity is required for some steps, you can embed SubSteps in a Step. Embedded SubSteps contain Steps, so that substeps can be nested to any depth.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Steps are almost always numbered.

Parents

These elements contain Step: Procedure, SubSteps.

Children

The following elements occur in Step: Abstract, Address, Anchor, AuthorBlurb, BlockQuote, BridgeHead, CalloutList, Caution, CmdSynopsis, Comment, Epigraph, Equation, Example, Figure, FormalPara, FuncSynopsis, GlossList, Graphic, GraphicCO, Highlights, Important, IndexTerm, InformalEquation, InformalExample, InformalFigure, InformalTable, ItemizedList, LiteralLayout, MediaObject, MediaObjectCO, MsgSet, Note, OrderedList, Para, Procedure, ProgramListing, ProgramListingCO, QandASet, Screen, ScreenCO, ScreenShot, SegmentedList, Sidebar, SimPara, SimpleList, SubSteps, Synopsis, Table, Tip, Title, VariableList, Warning.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.

In some contexts, the following elements are excluded: Caution, Equation, Example, Figure, Important, IndexTerm, InformalTable, Note, Table, Tip, Warning.

Attributes

Performance

Performance specifies whether particular Step in a Procedure must be performed or is optional.

Examples

For examples, see Procedure.


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DocBook. The Definitive Guide
DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide
ISBN: 0596805020
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 1999
Pages: 412
Authors: Walsh Norman, Richard L. Hamilton
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