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

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Name

important — An admonition set off from the text

Synopsis

important ::= ((((title? & titleabbrev?), infodb.titleforbidden.info) | info db.titleonly.info), (annotation | bridgehead | remark | revhistory | Indexing inlines | Admonition elements | Formal elements | Graphic elements | Informal elements | List elements | Paragraph elements | Publishing elements | Synopsis elements | Technical elements | Verbatim elements)+)

Additional constraints

  • caution must not occur among the children or descendants of important.

  • important must not occur among the children or descendants of important.

  • note must not occur among the children or descendants of important.

  • tip must not occur among the children or descendants of important.

  • warning must not occur among the children or descendants of important.

Description

An important element is an admonition set off from the main text.

In some types of documentation, the semantics of admonitions are clearly defined (caution might imply the possibility of harm to equipment whereas warning might imply harm to a person), but DocBook makes no such assertions.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. It often outputs the generated text Important or some other visible indication of the type of admonition, especially if a title is not present. Sometimes outputs a graphical icon or other symbol as well.

See Also

caution, note, tip, warning

Examples

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

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