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

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Name

simplemsgentry — A wrapper for a simpler entry in a message set

Synopsis

simplemsgentry ::= (msgtext, msgexplan+)

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • msgaud

  • msglevel

  • msgorig

Description

A simplemsgentry is a simpler alternative to msgentry. In a msgset, each simplemsgentry contains the text of a message and its explanation.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.

Backward incompatibilities

In DocBook V5.0, the audience, level, and origin attributes are accidentally misspelled. The attribute “msgaud” should be spelled “audience”; the attribute “msglevel” should be spelled “level”; and the attribute “msgorig” should be spelled “origin”. Those are the spellings in DocBook V4.5.

Unfortunately, the attribute name audience has subsequently been added to all elements as an effectivity attribute. Because there’s no way to resolve that conflict now, the DocBook Technical Committee has decided to accept the error and leave the misspelled attribute names in place going forward.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

msgaud

The audience to which the message is relevant

msglevel

The level of importance or severity of a message

msgorig

The origin of the message

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