The userinput element represents the text a user should input in response to a program or system prompt. This element is part of the DITA software domain, a special set of DITA elements designed to document software tasks, concepts and reference information.
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<p>After you type <userinput>mealplan dinner</userinput>, the meal planning program will print a <systemoutput>For what day?</systemoutput> message. Reply by typing the day of the week for which you want a meal plan, for example, <userinput>Thursday</userinput>.</p>