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DocBook: The Definitive Guide

DocBook: The Definitive Guide

By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM



Highlights -- A summary of the main points of the discussed component


Content Model

Highlights ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



Highlights are generally presented at the beginning of a component and offer some sort of summary of the main points that will be discussed.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Highlights often contain some sort of list.


The following elements occur in Highlights: CalloutList, Caution, FormalPara, GlossList, Important, IndexTerm, ItemizedList, Note, OrderedList, Para, SegmentedList, SimPara, SimpleList, Tip, VariableList, Warning.

In some contexts, the following elements are excluded: Caution, Important, IndexTerm, Note, Tip, Warning.

See Also

Abstract, BlockQuote, Epigraph, Sidebar


<!DOCTYPE chapter PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN">
<chapter><title>Example Chapter</title>
This chapter will teach you
How to disassemble an automobile.
How to properly carry the component pieces.
How to reassemble an automobile in a standard telephone booth.

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