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Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Overview
1.2 Terminology
1.2.1 Key words
1.2.2 Definitions
1.2.3 Key concepts
1.3 Normative References
1.4 Non-Normative References
2 Section Title
2.1 Sub-section Title
2.1.1 Sub-sub-section Title
3 Conformance


A An Annex
B A Normative Annex (Normative)
C A Non-normative Annex (Non-Normative)
D An Informative Annex (Informative)
E (normative) An ISO-normative Annex
F (informative) An ISO-informative Annex
G Acknowledgements (Non-Normative)
H Revision History

1 Introduction

1.1 Overview

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All text is normative unless otherwise labeled.

1.2 Terminology

1.2.1 Key words

The key words must, must not, required, shall, shall not, should, should not, recommended, may, and optional are to be interpreted as described in [RFC 2119]. Note that for reasons of style, these words are not capitalized in this document.

1.2.2 Definitions





1.2.3 Key concepts







1.3 Normative References

[DocBook] DocBook 4.5 17 January 2005. OASIS Committee Draft 4.5. https://www.docbook.org/specs/docbook-4.5-spec.html.

[RFC 2119] Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels, March 1997. S. Bradner. IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) RFC 2119, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2119.txt.

1.4 Non-Normative References

[oasis-spec] OASIS Specification Publishing in DocBook XML Version 0.8. 25 February 2019. OASIS Working Draft. https://docs.oasis-open.org/templates/DocBook/spec-0.8/oasis-specification-0.8-wd05.html.

[xml-assoc] Associating Style Sheets with XML documents Version 1.0. 29 June 1999. James Clark. W3C Recommendation. http://www.w3.org/1999/06/REC-xml-stylesheet-19990629

2 Section Title

2.1 Sub-section Title

2.1.1 Sub-sub-section Title Sub-sub-sub-section Title Sub-sub-sub-section Introduction

The parent level, this level and other deeper levels do not go into the table of contents. Sub-sub-sub-sub-section Title

The parent level, this level and other deeper levels do not go into the table of contents.

3 Conformance

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Appendix A An Annex

Appendices are distinguished from sections.

Appendix B A Normative Annex (Normative)

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Appendix C A Non-normative Annex (Non-Normative)

An annex or section with role="non-normative".

Appendix D An Informative Annex (Informative)

An annex or section with role="informative".

Appendix E (normative) An ISO-normative Annex

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Appendix F (informative) An ISO-informative Annex

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Appendix G Acknowledgements (Non-Normative)

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Appendix H Revision History

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Details of the revision
Revision X.YDD Mmmmmm YYYYabc
Details of the revision

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