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Name

refsynopsisdiv — A syntactic synopsis of the subject of the reference page

Synopsis

refsynopsisdiv ::= ((((title? & titleabbrev? & subtitle?), infodb.titleforbidden.info) | infodb.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)+, (refsection+ | refsect2+)?) | refsection+ | refsect2+))

Description

A refsynopsisdiv contains a syntactic synopsis of the function or command described by the refentry. When refentrys are used to describe other sorts of things, refsynopsisdiv should be used for whatever succinct, synopsis information seems appropriate.[6]

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. A refsynopsisdiv usually generates a section heading, in the same typographic style as a refsect1 title, called Synopsis.

Formatting reference pages may require a fairly sophisticated processing system. Much of the meta-information about a reference page (its name, type, purpose, title, and classification) is stored in wrappers near the beginning of the refentry.

Common presentational features, such as titles and running headers, may require data from several of these wrappers plus some generated text. Other formatting often requires that these elements be reordered.

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