The substeps element allows you to break a step down into a series of separate actions, and should be used only if necessary. Try to describe the steps of a task in a single level of steps. If you need to use more than one level of substep nesting, you should probably rewrite the task to simplify it.
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
- topic/ol task/substeps
<substeps> <substep><cmd>Hold pencil in a steady, level position.</cmd></substep> <substep><cmd>Turn handle until resistance diminishes.</cmd> <info>Note: initially, it might be somewhat difficult to turn the handle if pencil has never been sharpened before.</info></substep> <substep><cmd>To determine if pencil is sharp, remove it from the sharpener and inspect the tip.</cmd></substep> </substeps>