Configuration manual for PageSeeder

PSML document labeling

This article describes how to use the <labeling> element in the PSML document-config.xml file to control what labels are available in PSML documents.

It follows the structure below:

<labeling [override="true"]>
  <labels type="..." ... />*

The valid label types are "content-block", "content-inline", "xref", "edit-note", "fragment", "document".


By default, the labels configuration extends the default configuration so that labels defined here are added to the project labels. To override the labels configuration, use the @override boolean attribute.

If the <labeling> element is not defined or the document-config.xml doesn't exist, the labels are automatically inherited from the project labels.


Each <labels> element should define:

typeThe type of label to define ("content-block", "content-inline", "xref", "edit-note", "fragment", "document")

Each <labels> element can have one or more <label> elements which define:

nameThe name of the label
descriptionA description for this label (optional)
fragmenttypesA comma-separated list of fragment types to restrict the label to – does not apply to type="document"  (optional)
colorThe color of the label in the document view (optional - only applies to type "content-block" or "content-inline" ) – can be black, navy, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink or purple.


    <labels type="content-block">
        <label name="deprecated"
               description="Feature no longer supported"/>
            <label name="note"
                   description="Displayed in a special box"/>
            <label name="warning"
                   description="Big and red"
    <labels type="content-inline">
        <label name="parameter"
               description="A function parameter"/>
    <labels type="xref">
        <label name="glossary" 
               description="Link to a glossary item"
    <labels type="edit-note">
        <label name="spelling"
               description="Spelling correction"/>
    <labels type="fragment">
        <label name="thumbnail"
               description="A thumbnail image"
    <labels  type="document">
        <label name="important"
               description="An important document"/>

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