sidebar — A portion of a document that is isolated from the main narrative flow
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sidebar must not occur among the children
or descendants of
sidebar is a short piece of text, rarely
longer than a single column or page, that is presented outside the
narrative flow of the main text.
Sidebars are often used for digressions or interesting observations that are related, but not directly relevant, to the main text.
Formatted as a displayed block. Sometimes
sidebars are boxed or shaded.
DocBook does not specify the location of the
sidebar within the final displayed flow of text.
The wrapper may float or remain where it is located.
<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'> <title>Example sidebar</title> <section><title>An Example Section</title> <para>Some narrative text. </para> <sidebar><title>A Sidebar</title> <para>Sidebar content. </para> </sidebar> <para>The continuing flow of the narrative text, as if the sidebar was not present. </para> ...