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

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Name

simplesect — A section of a document with no subdivisions

Synopsis

simplesect ::= ((((title & titleabbrev? & subtitle?), infodb.titleforbidden.info) | info db.titlereq.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)+)

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • label

  • status

Description

A simplesect is one of the top-level sectioning elements in a component. There are three types of sectioning elements in DocBook:

  • Explicitly numbered sections, sect1sect5, which must be properly nested and can only be five levels deep.

  • Recursive sections, which are alternatives to the numbered sections and have unbounded depth.

  • simplesects, which are terminal. The simplesects can occur as the leaf sections in either recursive sections or any of the numbered sections, or directly in components.

None of the sectioning elements is allowed to float in a component. You can place paragraphs and other block elements before a section, but you cannot place anything after it.

The important semantic distinction of simplesect elements is that they never appear in the table of contents.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. A simplesect element never appears in the table of contents.

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