prompt — A character or string indicating the start of an input field in a computer display


Content Model

prompt ::=


A Prompt is a character or character string marking the beginning of an input field. Prompts are generally associated with command-line interfaces and not graphical user interfaces (GUIs). In GUIs, GUILabel is usually more appropriate.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


The following elements occur in prompt: text, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, co, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, xref.

See Also

computeroutput, constant, envar, filename, literal, markup, option, optional, parameter, replaceable, systemitem, tag, userinput, varname


<article xmlns=''>
<title>Example prompt</title>

<para>Enter your user name when the system presents the 
<prompt>login:</prompt> prompt.


Enter your user name when the system presents the login: prompt.


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