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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



Token -- A unit of information


Mixed Content Model

Token ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



A Token identifies a unit of information. Usually, "tokens" are the result of some processing pass that has performed lexical analysis and divided a data set into the smallest units of information used for subsequent processing.

Exactly what constitutes a token varies by context.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


The following elements occur in Token: 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

ClassName, Interface, InterfaceDefinition, Property, StructField, StructName, Symbol, Type


<!DOCTYPE para PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN">
In parsing, line ends are turned into the <token>CRLF</token>, all other
whitespace becomes <token>WHITESP</token>.

In parsing, line ends are turned into the CRLF, all other whitespace becomes WHITESP.

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