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

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Name

screen — Text that a user sees or might see on a computer screen

Synopsis

screen ::= (infodb.titleforbidden.info, ((text | lineannotation | Bibliography inlines | Computer-out⁠put inlines | Error inlines | Graphic inlines | GUI inlines | Indexing inlines | Keyboard inlines | Linking inlines | Markup inlines | Math inlines | Object-oriented programming inlines | Operating system inlines | Product inlines | Programming inlines | Publishing inlines | Technical inlines | Ubiquitous inlines | User-input inlines)* | textobject))

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • continuation (enumeration) = “continues” | “restarts”

  • linenumbering (enumeration) = “numbered” | “unnumbered”

  • startinglinenumber (integer)

  • language

  • xml:space (enumeration) = “preserve”

  • width (nonNegativeInteger)

Description

A screen is a verbatim environment for displaying text that the user might see on a computer terminal. It is often used to display the results of a command.

Having less specific semantic overtones, screen is often used wherever a verbatim presentation is desired, but the semantic of programlisting is inappropriate.

Processing expectations

This element is displayed “verbatim”; whitespace and line breaks within this element are significant. The content of a screen element is usually displayed in a fixed-width font.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

continuation

Determines whether line numbering continues from the previous element or restarts ...

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