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

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Name

step — A unit of action in a procedure

Synopsis

step ::= ((((title? & titleabbrev?), infodb.titleforbidden.info) | info db.titleonly.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)+, (stepalternatives | substeps)?, (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)*) | ((stepalternatives | substeps), (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:

  • performance (enumeration) = “optional” | “required”

Description

A step identifies a unit of action in a procedure. If a finer level of granularity is required for some steps, you can embed substeps in a step. Embedded substeps contain steps so that substeps can be nested to any depth.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. The steps are almost always numbered.

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