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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



ErrorType -- The classification of an error message


Mixed Content Model

ErrorType ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



The ErrorType element identifies a class of error. The exact classifications are naturally going to vary by system, but "recoverable" and "fatal" are two possibilities.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


The following elements occur in ErrorType: 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, ErrorName, MsgSet


For examples, see ErrorCode.

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