The <state> element specifies a name/value pair whenever it is necessary to represent a named state that has a variable value. The element is primarily intended for use in specializations to represent specific states (like logic circuit states, chemical reaction states, airplane instrumentation states, and so forth).

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


- topic/state


<step><cmd>Verify the presence of  an "on" or high condition at the input gate
(ie,  <state name="inflag" value="high"/>)</cmd></step>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group, outputclass, and the attributes defined below.

@name (REQUIRED)
The name of the property whose state is being described.
@value (REQUIRED)
The state of the property identified by the @name attribute.