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

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Name

uri — A Uniform Resource Identifier

Synopsis

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

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • type

Description

The uri element identifies a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) in content.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. The uri element does not automatically generate a link to the URI it identifies.

DocBook does not mandate any values for the type attribute, but several useful values have been suggested:

  • xmlnamespace for an XML namespace name; for example, http://docbook.org/ns/docbook

  • saxfeaturename for a SAX feature name; for example, http://xml.org/sax/features/namespaces

  • saxpropertyname for a SAX property name; for example, http://xml.org/sax/properties/declaration-handler

  • soapaction for a SOAP action; see SOAP Version 1.2 Part 2: Adjuncts

  • rddlpurpose for an RDDL purpose; see Resource Directory Description Language (RDDL)

  • rddlnature for an RDDL nature; see Resource Directory Description Language (RDDL)

  • homepage for a home page; for example, http://nwalsh.com/

  • weblog for a web log; for example, http://norman.walsh.name/

  • webpage for a web page; for example, http://docbook.org/schemas/

  • website for a website; for example, http://docbook.org

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

type

Identifies the type of URI specified

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