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

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Name

systemitem — A system-related item or term

Synopsis

systemitem ::= (text | co | phrase db._phrase | replaceable | Graphic inlines | Indexing inlines | Linking inlines | Ubiquitous inlines)*

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • class (enumeration) = “daemon” | “domainname” | “etheraddress” | “event” | “eventhandler” | “filesystem” | “fqdomainname” | “groupname” | “ipaddress” | “library” | “macro” | “netmask” | “newsgroup” | “osname” | “process” | “protocol” | “resource” | “server” | “service” | “systemname” | “username”

Description

A systemitem identifies any system-related item or term. The class attribute defines a number of common system-related terms.

Many inline elements in DocBook are, in fact, system related. Some of the objects identified by the class attribute on systemitem may eventually migrate out to become separate inline elements, and some inline elements may migrate into systemitem.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

class

Identifies the nature of the system item

Enumerated values:
“daemon”

A daemon or other system process (syslogd)

“domainname”

A domain name (example.com)

“etheraddress”

An Ethernet address (00:05:4E:49:FD:8E)

“event”

An event of some sort (SIGHUP)

“eventhandler”

An event handler of some sort (hangup)

“filesystem”

A filesystem (ext3)

“fqdomainname”

A fully qualified domain name (my.example.com)

“groupname”

A group name (wheel)

“ipaddress”

An IP address (127.0.0.1 ...

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