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

DocBook: The Definitive Guide


Caution -- A note of caution


Content Model

Caution ::= (Title?,  (CalloutList|GlossList|ItemizedList|OrderedList|SegmentedList|   SimpleList|VariableList|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|Procedure|Sidebar|Anchor|   BridgeHead|Comment|IndexTerm)+)


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



A Caution is an admonition, usually set off from the main text.

In some types of documentation, the semantics of admonitions are clearly defined (Caution might imply the possibility of harm to equipment whereas Warning might imply harm to a person) However, DocBook makes no such assertions.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Often outputs the generated text "Caution" or some other visible indication of the type of admonition, especially if a Title is not present. Sometimes outputs a graphical icon or other symbol as well.


These elements contain Caution: Appendix, Article, BiblioDiv, Bibliography, BlockQuote, Callout, Caption, Chapter, Colophon, Dedication, entry, Glossary, GlossDiv, Highlights, Index, LegalNotice, ListItem, MsgExplan, MsgText, Para, PartIntro, Preface, Procedure, RefSect1, RefSect2, RefSect3, RefSynopsisDiv, Sect1, Sect2, Sect3, Sect4, Sect5, Section, SetIndex, Sidebar, SimpleSect, Step, TextObject.


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

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

In some contexts, the following elements are excluded: Equation, Example, Figure, IndexTerm, InformalTable, Table.

See Also

Important, Note, Tip, Warning


<!DOCTYPE caution PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN"> <caution><title>No User Servicable Parts Inside</title> <para> Breaking this seal voids all warranties. </para> </caution>

cautionNo User Servicable Parts Inside

Breaking this seal voids all warranties.


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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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