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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



MsgLevel -- The level of importance or severity of a message in a message set


Mixed Content Model

MsgLevel ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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


MsgLevel is part of the additional information associated with a message in a MsgSet. It identifies the relative importance or severity of a message.

Processing expectations

May be formatted inline or as a displayed block, depending on context. Sometimes suppressed.

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


These elements contain MsgLevel: MsgInfo.


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

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

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


For examples, see MsgSet.

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