6.10 Reference List Markup
Many sections include a list of references to module documentation
or external documents. These lists are created using the
\seealso or \seealso* environments. These environments
define some additional macros to support creating reference
entries in a reasonable manner.
The \seealso environment is typically placed in a section
just before any sub-sections. This is done to ensure that
reference links related to the section are not hidden in a
subsection in the hypertext renditions of the documentation. For
the HTML output, it is shown as a ``side bar,'' boxed off from the
main flow of the text. The \seealso* environment is
different in that it should be used when a list of references is
being presented as part of the primary content; it is not
specially set off from the text.
This environment creates a ``See also:'' heading and defines the
markup used to describe individual references.
This environment is used to create a list of references which
form part of the main content. It is not given a special
header and is not set off from the main flow of the text. It
provides the same additional markup used to describe individual
For each of the following macros, why should be one or more
complete sentences, starting with a capital letter (unless it
starts with an identifier, which should not be modified), and
ending with the apropriate punctuation.
These macros are only defined within the content of the
\seealso and \seealso* environments.
Refer to another module. why should be a brief
explanation of why the reference may be interesting. The module
name is given in name, with the link key given in
key if necessary. In the HTML and PDF conversions, the
module name will be a hyperlink to the referred-to module.
The module must be documented in the same
document (the corresponding \declaremodule is required).
Refer to an Python Enhancement Proposal (PEP). number
should be the official number assigned by the PEP Editor,
title should be the human-readable title of the PEP as
found in the official copy of the document, and why should
explain what's interesting about the PEP. This should be used
to refer the reader to PEPs which specify interfaces or language
features relevant to the material in the annotated section of the
Refer to an IETF Request for Comments (RFC). Otherwise very
similar to \seepep. This should be used
to refer the reader to PEPs which specify protocols or data
formats relevant to the material in the annotated section of the
Add arbitrary text text to the ``See also:'' list. This
can be used to refer to off-line materials or on-line materials
using the \url macro. This should consist of one or more
Add a reference to an external document named title. If
url is given, the title is made a hyperlink in the HTML
version of the documentation, and displayed below the title in
the typeset versions of the documentation.
References to specific on-line resources should be given using
the \seeurl macro if they don't have a meaningful title.
Online documents which have identifiable titles should be
referenced using the \seetitle macro, using the optional
parameter to that macro to provide the URL.
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