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

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Name

simplelist — An undecorated list of single words or short phrases

Synopsis

simplelist ::= member+

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • columns (integer)

  • type (enumeration) = “horiz” | “vert” | “inline” [default=“vert”]

Description

A simplelist is a list of words or phrases. It offers a convenient alternative to the other list elements for inline content.

Processing expectations

Ironically, the processing expectations of a simplelist are quite complex. The value of the type attribute determines if the list is presented inline, or in a row- or column-major table. In the table cases, the columns attribute determines the number of columns in the table.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

columns

Specifies the number of columns for horizontal or vertical presentation

type

Specifies the type of list presentation

Enumerated values:
“horiz”

A tabular presentation in row-major order

“vert”

A tabular presentation in column-major order

“inline”

An inline presentation, usually a comma-delimited list

See Also

calloutlist, itemizedlist, listitem, orderedlist, segmentedlist, variablelist

Examples

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

<para>Here is a <tag>SimpleList</tag>, rendered inline: 
<simplelist type='inline'>
<member>A</member>
<member>B</member>
<member>C</member>
<member>D</member>
<member>E</member>
<member>F</member>
<member>G</member>
</simplelist>
</para>

</article>

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