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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



Msg -- A message in a message set


Content Model

Msg ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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


In a MsgSet, each MsgEntry contains at least one Msg. A Msg consists of a main message (MsgMain), and optionally one or more submessages (MsgSub) or related messages (MsgRel).

Additional information or explanation for the message is contained in the siblings of Msg within the MsgEntry.

See MsgSet.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Sometimes suppressed.

On the whole, the semantics of MsgSet are not clearly defined.


These elements contain Msg: MsgEntry.


The following elements occur in Msg: MsgMain, MsgRel, MsgSub, Title.

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


For examples, see MsgSet.

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