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

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Name

property — A unit of data associated with some part of a computer system

Synopsis

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

Description

The notion of a property is very domain dependent in computer documentation. Some object-oriented systems speak of properties; the components from which GUIs are constructed have properties; and one can speak of properties in very general terms, as in the properties of a relational database.

You might use property for any of these in your documentation.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

See Also

classname, symbol, token, type

Examples

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

<para>When Emacs is running under X Windows, the <property>borderWidth</property>
resource controls the width of the external border.
</para>

</article>

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