refsect1 — A major subsection of a reference entry
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If this element is the root element, it must have a
Reference pages have their own hierarchical structure. A
refsect1 is a major division in a
refentry, analogous to a
elsewhere in the document.
The value of a separate hierarchical structure is that it allows
the content model of sections in reference pages to be customized
differently than the content model of sections outside. For example,
because of this split, it was easy to add a recursive sectioning element
section) as a peer to
DocBook V3.1 without introducing it to
refentrys, in which it would not be
Formatted as a displayed block.
In some environments, the name, number, and order of major divisions in a reference page are strictly defined by house style. For example, one style requires that the first major section after the synopsis be the “Description,” which it must have ...