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

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Name

errortype — The classification of an error message

Synopsis

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

Description

The errortype element identifies a class of error. The exact classifications are naturally going to vary by system, but recoverable and fatal are two possibilities.

DocBook provides four elements for identifying the parts of an error message: errorcode, for the alphanumeric error code (e.g., –2); errorname, for the symbolic name of the error (e.g., ENOENT); errortext, for the text of the error message (e.g., file not found); and errortype, for the error type (e.g., recoverable).

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

See Also

errorcode, errorname, errortext, msgset

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