Common Desktop Environment: Help System Author's and Programmer's Guide


User's response: Indicates the user's response to a computer prompt.





This element is used to distinguish user input from computer output in a computer dialog. It is typically used within the <ex> element, where spaces and line breaks between the <user> start tag and the <\user> end tag are significant.

If used within a paragraph, <user> text must not break across lines in your source file.

The <user> end tag is required if the long form is used.


The following markup produces two different fonts, one to indicate what the computer displays and another to indicate what the user types:

 Do you wish to continue? (Yes or No) <user>Yes<\user>

The output looks like this:

Do you wish to continue? (Yes or No) Yes

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