7 Inline Tags

Inline tags are typically used within block tags, for example to highlight a word within a paragraph.

7.1  <br> - Line Break

Forces a newline. The <br> tag is both a block- and an inline tag and is described in the Block Tags section.

7.2  <c> - Code

Highlights things like variables and file names in a text flow. Can contain plain text only. Newlines and tabs are ignored as opposed to the code tag. All character entities are expanded. Example:

<p>Returns <c>true</c> if <c>Term</c> is an integer.</p>

results in:

Returns true if Term is an integer.

7.3  <em> - Emphasis

Highlights words which are important within a text flow. Example:

<p>The application <em>must</em> be up and running.</p>

results in:

The application must be up and running.

Contains plain text or a <c> tag.

7.4  <marker> - Marker

Used as an anchor for hypertext references. The id attribute defines the name of the marker. Example:

<marker id="marker_example"/>

The <seealso> tag is used to refer to the marker.

The <marker> tag is both a block- and an inline tag.

7.5  <seealso> - Local Cross Reference

A cross reference (hypertext link) to a marker in the same file, a marker in another file, or (the top of) another file, given by the marker attribute. Must contain plain text. Examples:

      <seealso marker="#marker_example">marker example</seealso>

results in: marker example (a hypertext link to the marker example above).

      <seealso marker="block_tags#markerTAG">marker tag</seealso>

results in: marker tag (a hypertext link to the marker section in the Block Tags chapter).

      <seealso marker="overview">Overview</seealso>

results in: Overview (a hypertext link to the Overview chapter).

Note the use of "#" before the name of the marker. Note also that the filename extension .html is omitted. This is because the default behavior is to translate <seealso marker="File#Marker">text</seealso> to <A HREF="File.html#Marker">text</A>.

7.6  <url> - Non-Local Cross Reference

A reference to a file outside the documentation, a web address or similar, given by the href attribute. Must contain plain text. Example:

<url href="http://www.erlang.org">erlang.org</url>

results in: erlang.org

7.7  <term>, <termdef> - Glossary

Used to highlight a term with a local (for this document only) or global definition. The identity of the term is given by the id attribute.

For a locally defined term, the tag contains a <termdef>, which in turn contains an explanation of the term as plain text. Example:

<term id="HTML"><termdef>Hyper-Text Markup Language</termdef></term>

In the generated HTML, it is the term name which will be visible. For locally defined terms, the id and the name are the same. The name has a hypertext link to the definition in the glossary. Example:

<term id="HTML"><termdef>Hyper-Text Markup Language</termdef></term>

results in: HTML

If a term is defined both locally and globally, the global definition takes precedence.

7.8  <cite>, <citedef> - Bibliography

Works the same way as <term> and <termdef>, but for a bibliography list rather than a glossary.