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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



Type -- The classification of a value


Mixed Content Model

Type ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



In general usage, Type identifies one member of a class of values.

In documenting computer programs, it identifies specifically a "type," as might be declared with typedef in the C programming language.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


The following elements occur in Type: 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, Token


<!DOCTYPE para PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN">
The <function>geteuid</function> function returns a <type>uid_t</type> that
contains the user's <emphasis>effective</emphasis> user id.

The geteuid function returns a uid_t that contains the user's effective user id.

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