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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



MsgMain -- The primary component of a message in a message set


Content Model

MsgMain ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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


Every Msg must have one primary message. This is stored in the MsgMain. The primary message is distinguished from any number of submessages (MsgSub) or related messages (MsgRel) that a Msg might have.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.

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


These elements contain MsgMain: Msg.


The following elements occur in MsgMain: MsgText, Title.

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


For examples, see MsgSet.

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