$Revision: 1.3 $
$Date: 2003/12/23 15:16:02 $
methodsynopsis — A syntax summary for a method
methodsynopsis ::= (modifier*, (type|void)?, methodname, (methodparam+|void?), exceptionname*,modifier*)
Common attributes and common linking attributes.
Additional attributes: (Required attributes, if any, are bold)
A MethodSynopsis contains the syntax summary of a method (generally speaking, methods in the object-oriented programming language sense).
This is one of the few places where DocBook attempts to model as well as describe. Unlike FuncSynopsis which was designed with C language function prototypes in mind, the content model of MethodSynopsis was designed to capture a wide range of semantics.
For the most part, the processing application is expected to generate all of the parenthesis, semicolons, commas, and so on. required in the rendered synopsis.
These elements contain methodsynopsis: answer, appendix, application, article, attribution, bibliodiv, bibliography, bibliomisc, blockquote, callout, caution, chapter, citation, citetitle, classsynopsis, constraintdef, emphasis, entry, example, figure, firstterm, footnote, foreignphrase, glossary, glossdef, glossdiv, glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm, important, index, indexdiv, informalexample, informalfigure, itemizedlist, lineannotation, link, listitem, literallayout, lotentry, member, msgaud, msgexplan, msgtext, note, olink, orderedlist, para, partintro, phrase, preface, procedure, productname, programlisting, qandadiv, qandaset, question, quote, refentrytitle, refsect1, refsect2, refsect3, refsection, refsynopsisdiv, remark, revdescription, screen, screeninfo, sect1, sect2, sect3, sect4, sect5, section, seg, setindex, sidebar, simpara, simplesect, step, synopsis, taskprerequisites, taskrelated, tasksummary, td, term, th, tip, tocback, tocentry, tocfront, ulink, variablelist, warning.