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Subject: Re: [docbook-tc] parent elements of <arg>

/ "Nancy (Paisner) Harrison" <nancyh@rational.com> was heard to say:
| This may be a really stupid question, but I'm trying to figure out why an
| <option> element can be put into <userinput>, but not an <arg> element.
| Since user input is often the specific rendition of a command, I would
| think the basic elements of a cmdsynopsis could be used there.

I don't think we imagined that userinput would be the rendition of a
command (rendering commands is what cmdsynopsis is for).

I think the expectation was that userinput would be used to markup
user responses to questions (like configuration script prompts and the

| reason for doing this. But I can't figure it out now, and not having it
| available is problematical for me.

Would parameter do? Can you provide some more context?

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | The world is a vast temple
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | dedicated to Discord.--Voltaire
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee |

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