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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



SegListItem -- A list item in a segmented list


Content Model

SegListItem ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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


A SegmentedList consists of a set of headings (SegTitles) and a list of parallel sets of elements. Each set of elements is stored in a SegListItem.

Processing expectations

Segmented lists can be formatted in a number of ways. Two popular formats are tabular and as a list of repeated headings and elements. In a tabular presentation, each SegListItem is a row in the table. In the list presentation, each SegListItem contains a block of heading/element pairs.

DocBook cannot detect errors caused by too many or too few Segs in a SegListItem. You will have to rely on external processes to find those errors.

(4.0) Future Changes

The InterfaceDefinition element will be discarded in DocBook V4.0. It will no longer be available in the content model of this element.


These elements contain SegListItem: SegmentedList.


The following elements occur in SegListItem: Seg.

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


For examples, see SegmentedList.

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