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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



ErrorName -- An error message


Mixed Content Model

ErrorName ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



ErrorName holds the text of an error message. Usually this is a short message associated with an ErrorCode that is intended to be understood by the user.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


The following elements occur in ErrorName: IndexTerm, InlineGraphic, InlineMediaObject, Replaceable.

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

In some contexts, the following elements are excluded: IndexTerm.

See Also

ErrorCode, ErrorType, MsgSet


For examples, see ErrorCode, ReturnValue.

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