procedure — A list of operations to be performed in a well-defined sequence.
Often it is important to ensure that certain conditions exist before a procedure is performed, and that the outcome of the procedure matches the expected results. DocBook does not provide explicit semantic markup for these pre- and post-conditions. Instead, they must be described as steps (check the preconditions in the first step and the results in the last step), or described outside the body of the procedure.
The task element, added to DocBook in V4.3, provides some of this infrastructure.
Formatted as a displayed block.
These elements contain procedure: acknowledgements, answer, appendix, article, bibliodiv, bibliography, bibliolist, blockquote, callout, calloutlist, caption, chapter, colophon, cover, dedication, dialogue, drama, entry, example, figure, footnote, glossary, glossdef, glossdiv, glosslist, index, informalexample, informalfigure, itemizedlist, legalnotice, linegroup, listitem, note, orderedlist, para, partintro, poetry, preface, procedure, qandadiv, qandaset, question, revdescription, section, setindex, sidebar, simplesect, step, task, taskprerequisites, taskrelated, tasksummary, textobject, toc, variablelist.
The following elements occur in procedure: address, anchor, bibliolist, blockquote, bridgehead, calloutlist, dialogue, drama, epigraph, equation, example, figure, formalpara, glosslist, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), info (db.titleforbidden.info), info (db.titleonly.info), informalequation, informalexample, informalfigure, informaltable, itemizedlist, literallayout, mediaobject, note, orderedlist, para, poetry, procedure, qandaset, remark, revhistory, sidebar, simpara, simplelist, step, table, task, title, titleabbrev, variablelist.
1 <article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'> 2 <title>Example procedure</title> 4 <procedure><title>An Example Procedure</title> <step> 6 <para> A Step </para> 8 </step> <step> 10 <para> Another Step </para> 12 <substeps> <step> 14 <para> Substeps can be nested indefinitely deep. </para> 16 </step> </substeps> 18 </step> <step> 20 <para> A Final Step </para> 22 </step> </procedure> 24 </article>
Substeps can be nested indefinitely deep.
A Final Step