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

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Name

application — The name of a software program

Synopsis

application ::= (text | phrase db._phrase | replaceable | Graphic inlines | Indexing inlines | Linking inlines | Ubiquitous inlines)*

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • class (enumeration) = “hardware” | “software”

Description

The appellation “application” is usually reserved for larger software packages. For example, WordPerfect is an application, but grep is not. In some domains, application may also apply to a piece of hardware.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

class

Identifies the class of application

Enumerated values:
“hardware”

A hardware application

“software”

A software application

See Also

database, filename, hardware, productname

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example application</title>

<para><application>XMLmind</application> is one of several word
processors that support DocBook <acronym>XML</acronym>.
</para>

</article>

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