[erlang-questions] [clarify] edoc type definition formatting

Jay Nelson <>
Fri May 9 15:19:11 CEST 2008

XHTML formatting works fine in the body of an @doc statement, but I  
can't seem to get any formatting commands recognized in the type  
definition section (the right hand side of the =) of an @type statement.

Looking at the generated XHTML I see now that the type is in an <h3>  
pair, and the definition itself is a separate <tt> section inside a  
<p> section.  What I need to do is get the <tt> replaced with  
something else, but I guess as a last resort I could add a stylesheet  
definition that changes the formatting of <tt>.

I doubt it matters, but I have my type definition in an @headerfile  
that gets included into my .erl file.

On May 9, 2008, at 2:27 AM, Richard Carlsson wrote:

> Jay Nelson wrote:
>> When I create an @type definition that is longer than a line, it   
>> wraps in the output HTML.  Is there any way to preserve indenting  
>> and  newlines or make a pretty-printed format instead of just a  
>> long  single line that wraps?
> Not as such, but you can use full XHTML in the description, so you
> should be able to use <p>, <br>,  , <blockquote>, <pre>, etc.
>     /Richard

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