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DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide by Richard L. Hamilton, Norman Walsh

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Name

abstract — A summary

Synopsis

abstract ::= ((((title? & titleabbrev?), infodb.titleforbidden.info) | info db.titleonly.info), Paragraph elements+)

Description

An abstract can occur in most components of DocBook. It is expected to contain some sort of summary of the content with which it is associated (by containment).

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Sometimes suppressed. Often presented in alternate outputs.

See Also

blockquote, epigraph, sidebar

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<info>
  <title>Example abstract</title>
  <abstract>
    <para>In brief, …
    </para>
  </abstract>
</info>

<para>…</para>

</article>

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