The stepsection element provides expository text before a step element. Although the element is specialized from li and has the same content model as a list item, it is not intended to represent a step in a task.
- topic/li task/stepsection
<steps> <step><cmd>Get out a bowl</cmd></step> <stepsection>The next two steps are very important!</stepsection> <step><cmd>Put on safety gloves</cmd></step> <step><cmd>Put on goggles</cmd></step> <step><cmd>Pour milk and cereal into the bowl</cmd></step> </steps>
The sample above would typically be rendered with "Get out a bowl" as step number one, "Put on safety gloves" as step number two, and "The next two steps are very important!" as an unnumbered item in between the first two items.