sect1 — A top-level section of document
Sect1 is one of the top-level sectioning elements in a component. There are three types of sectioning elements in DocBook:
- Explicitly numbered sections,
Sect5, which must be properly nested and can only be five levels deep.
Sections, which are alternative to the numbered sections and have unbounded depth.
SimpleSects, which are terminal.
SimpleSects can occur as the “leaf” sections in either recursive sections or any of the numbered sections, or directly in components.
None of the sectioning elements is allowed to “float” in a component. You can place paragraphs and other block elements before a section, but you cannot place anything after it.
This means that you cannot have content in the
Sect1 after the end of a
Sect2. This is consistent with the DocBook book model, because in a printed book it is usually impossible for a reader to detect the end of the enclosed second level section and, therefore, all content after a second level section appears in that section.
Formatted as a displayed block. Sometimes sections are numbered.
The following elements occur in sect1:
Labelspecifies an identifying string for presentation purposes.
Generally, an explicit
Labelattribute is used only if the processing system is incapable of generating the label automatically. If present, the
Labelis normative; it will used even if the processing system is capable of automatic labelling.
RenderAsattribute identifies how the section should be rendered. In this way, a section at one level of the structural hierarchy can be made to appear to be at another level.
Statusidentifies the editorial or publication status of the
Publication status might be used to control formatting (for example, printing a “draft” watermark on drafts) or processing (perhaps a document with a status of “final” should not include any components that are not final).