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Subject: Re: [docbook] how to represent userinput with a command option?
On Tue, 13 May 2003, Yann Dirson wrote: > On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 11:29:41AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote: > > let's say i wanted to, as part of a <screen>, show a sample command > > > > $ wc [-w] letter > > > > now, the standard way to represent userinput is to display it in > > bold, to emphasize that it's typed by the user. so, as a first > > attempt: > > > > <pr>$</pr> <ui>wc <op><o>-w</o></op> letter</ui> > > This looks much more like a <cmdsynopsys> use case - did you try to > use that ? > > <cmdsynopsis> > <command>wc</command> > <arg choice="opt"><option>-w</option></arg> > <arg choice="req" rep="repeat"> > <replaceable>file</replaceable> > </arg> > </cmdsynopsis> nice idea, but wrapping the above in a <userinput> causes everything to be bolded, which is what i'm trying to avoid. also, i'm not sure that, semantically, i should be using a <cmdsynopsis>. i'm not trying to supply a command synopsis, just trying to show a sample *usage* of that command, which i'm convinced shouldn't represent the same thing. i'm just going to cheat for now and put in the "" explicitly. it's not like this is a major issue, i was just curious. rday