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

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Name

substeps — A wrapper for steps that occur within steps in a procedure

Synopsis

substeps ::= step+

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

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

Description

A procedure describes a sequence of steps that a reader is expected to perform. If a finer level of granularity is required for some steps, you can use substeps to embed substeps within a step.

The substeps element contains steps, so substeps can be nested to any depth.

Processing expectations

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

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

performance

Specifies if the content is required or optional

Enumerated values:
“optional”

The content describes an optional step or steps.

“required”

The content describes a required step or steps.

See Also

procedure, step, stepalternatives

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