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<refentry xmlns=""
          version="5.0" xml:id="profile.role">
<refmiscinfo class="other" otherclass="datatype">string</refmiscinfo>
<refpurpose>Target profile for <tag class="attribute">role</tag>

<src:fragment xml:id="profile.role.frag">
<xsl:param name="profile.role"></xsl:param>


<para>The value of this parameter specifies profiles which should be
included in the output. You can specify multiple profiles by
separating them by semicolon. You can change separator character by

<para>This parameter has effect only when you are using profiling
stylesheets (<filename>profile-docbook.xsl</filename>,
<filename>profile-chunk.xsl</filename>, …) instead of normal
ones (<filename>docbook.xsl</filename>,
<filename>chunk.xsl</filename>, …).</para>

<para>Note that <tag class="attribute">role</tag> is often
used for other purposes than profiling. For example it is commonly
used to get emphasize in bold font:</para>

<programlisting>&lt;emphasis role="bold"&gt;very important&lt;/emphasis&gt;</programlisting>

<para>If you are using <tag class="attribute">role</tag> for
these purposes do not forget to add values like <literal>bold</literal> to
value of this parameter. If you forgot you will get document with
small pieces missing which are very hard to track.</para>

<para>For this reason it is not recommended to use <tag class="attribute">role</tag> attribute for profiling. You should
rather use profiling specific attributes like <tag class="attribute">userlevel</tag>, <tag class="attribute">os</tag>, <tag class="attribute">arch</tag>, <tag class="attribute">condition</tag>, etc.</para>

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