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

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Name

modifier — Modifiers in a synopsis

Synopsis

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

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • xml:space (enumeration) = “preserve”

Description

A modifier identifies additional information about some identifier—for example, the public or private nature of an ooclass name, or information about a static or synchronized nature of a methodsynopsis.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

xml:space

Can be used to indicate that whitespace in the modifier should be preserved (e.g., for multiline annotations)

Enumerated values:
“preserve”

Extra whitespace and line breaks must be preserved.

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