DocBook: The Definitive Guide

docbook: the definitive guide
By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM

DocBook: The Definitive Guide


BookInfo -- Meta-information for a Book


Content Model

BookInfo ::= ((Graphic|MediaObject|LegalNotice|ModeSpec|SubjectSet|KeywordSet|   ITermSet|Abbrev|Abstract|Address|ArtPageNums|Author|AuthorGroup|   AuthorInitials|BiblioMisc|BiblioSet|Collab|ConfGroup|   ContractNum|ContractSponsor|Copyright|CorpAuthor|CorpName|Date|   Edition|Editor|InvPartNumber|ISBN|ISSN|IssueNum|OrgName|   OtherCredit|PageNums|PrintHistory|ProductName|ProductNumber|   PubDate|Publisher|PublisherName|PubsNumber|ReleaseInfo|   RevHistory|SeriesVolNums|Subtitle|Title|TitleAbbrev|VolumeNum|   CiteTitle|Honorific|FirstName|Surname|Lineage|OtherName|   Affiliation|AuthorBlurb|Contrib|IndexTerm|BookBiblio)+)


Common attributes





Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.


Meta-information for a Book.

Processing expectations

Suppressed. Many of the elements in this wrapper may be used in presentation, but they are not generally printed as part of the formatting of the wrapper. It merely serves to identify where they occur.

(4.0) Future Changes

AuthorBlurb and Affiliation will be removed from the inline content of BookInfo in DocBook V4.0. A new wrapper element will be created to associate this information with authors, editors, and other contributors.

BookBiblio will be discarded.


These elements contain BookInfo: Book.


The following elements occur in BookInfo: Abbrev, Abstract, Address, Affiliation, ArtPageNums, Author, AuthorBlurb, AuthorGroup, AuthorInitials, BiblioMisc, BiblioSet, BookBiblio, CiteTitle, Collab, ConfGroup, ContractNum, ContractSponsor, Contrib, Copyright, CorpAuthor, CorpName, Date, Edition, Editor, FirstName, Graphic, Honorific, IndexTerm, InvPartNumber, ISBN, ISSN, IssueNum, ITermSet, KeywordSet, LegalNotice, Lineage, MediaObject, ModeSpec, OrgName, OtherCredit, OtherName, PageNums, PrintHistory, ProductName, ProductNumber, PubDate, Publisher, PublisherName, PubsNumber, ReleaseInfo, RevHistory, SeriesVolNums, SubjectSet, Subtitle, Surname, Title, TitleAbbrev, VolumeNum.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: IndexTerm.



Contents, if specified, should contain a list of all the IDs of the chapter-level subelements of the Book, in their natural order.

See Also

ArtHeader, BookBiblio, DocInfo, ObjectInfo, RefSynopsisDivInfo, ScreenInfo, Sect1Info, Sect2Info, Sect3Info, Sect4Info, Sect5Info, SectionInfo, SetInfo


<!DOCTYPE bookinfo PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN"> <bookinfo>   <title>User's Guide for the DocBook DTD</title>   <authorgroup>     <author><firstname>Terry</firstname><surname>Allen</surname></author>     <author><firstname>Eve</firstname><surname>Maler</surname>       <affiliation><orgname>Arbortext, Inc.</orgname></affiliation>     </author>     <author><firstname>Norman</firstname><surname>Walsh</surname>       <affiliation><orgname>Arbortext, Inc.</orgname></affiliation>     </author>   </authorgroup>   <edition>User's Guide version 1.0 for DocBook V3.0</edition>   <pubdate>1997</pubdate>   <copyright><year>1992</year>     <year>1993</year>     <year>1994</year>     <year>1995</year>     <year>1996</year>     <year>1997</year> <holder>Arbortext, Inc., HaL Computer Systems, Inc., Fujitsu Software Corp., and O'Reilly &amp; Associates, Inc. </holder> </copyright> <legalnotice> <para>Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute the DocBook DTD and its accompanying documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted in perpetuity, provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph appear in all copies.</para> </legalnotice> <legalnotice> <para>The copyright holders make no representation about the suitability of this DTD for any purpose. It is provided <quote>as is</quote> without expressed or implied warranty.  If you modify the DocBook DTD in any way, except for declaring and referencing additional general entities and declaring additional notations, identify your DTD as a variant of DocBook.</para> </legalnotice> </bookinfo>

For additional examples, see also Book, Collab.


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DocBook. The Definitive Guide
DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide
ISBN: 0596805020
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 1999
Pages: 412
Authors: Walsh Norman, Richard L. Hamilton

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