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


Verbatim example: Indicates a verbatim example in which HelpTag elements are not interpreted as elements.


<vex [number | nonumber][smaller | smallest]> text<\vex> 



Default. Omits line numbers.


Puts a line number at the beginning of each line.

smaller or smallest

Displays the example using smaller fonts.This makes long lines fit within a narrower width.

Within a verbatim example, no HelpTag elements are recognized except <\, which is assumed to be an end tag.

Use this element when you need to display markup tags or other characters that could otherwise be interpreted as markup. Line breaks and spacing are preserved as they appear in the source file.

The smaller and smallest fonts enable wide examples to fit within the margins.


The following markup:

<!ELEMENT copyright    - O (text)
          -memo | location | idx) >

produces this output:


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