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


Address -- A real-world address, generally a postal address


Mixed Content Model

Address ::= (#PCDATA|Honorific|FirstName|Surname|Lineage|OtherName|  Affiliation|AuthorBlurb|Contrib|Street|POB|Postcode|City|State|  Country|Phone|Fax|Email|OtherAddr)*


Common attributes





Enumerated notation:



Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



An address is generally a postal address, although it does contain elements for FAX and Email addresses as well as the catch-all OtherAddr.

The linespecific notation on the Format attribute makes line breaks and other spaces significant in an Address.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. This element is displayed "verbatim"; whitespace and linebreaks within this element are significant.


These elements contain Address: Affiliation, Answer, Appendix, ArtHeader, Article, BiblioDiv, BiblioEntry, Bibliography, BiblioMixed, BiblioMSet, BiblioSet, BlockQuote, BookBiblio, BookInfo, Callout, Caution, Chapter, ConfGroup, DocInfo, Example, Figure, Footnote, Glossary, GlossDef, GlossDiv, Important, Index, IndexDiv, InformalExample, InformalFigure, ListItem, MsgExplan, MsgText, Note, ObjectInfo, Para, PartIntro, Preface, Procedure, Publisher, QandADiv, QandASet, Question, RefSect1, RefSect1Info, RefSect2, RefSect2Info, RefSect3, RefSect3Info, RefSynopsisDiv, RefSynopsisDivInfo, Sect1, Sect1Info, Sect2, Sect2Info, Sect3, Sect3Info, Sect4, Sect4Info, Sect5, Sect5Info, Section, SectionInfo, SeriesInfo, SetIndex, SetInfo, Sidebar, SimpleSect, Step, Tip, Warning.


The following elements occur in Address: Affiliation, AuthorBlurb, City, Contrib, Country, Email, Fax, FirstName, Honorific, Lineage, OtherAddr, OtherName, Phone, POB, Postcode, State, Street, Surname.

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



The Format attribute applies the linespecific notation to all Addresses. All white space and line breaks must be preserved.

See Also

City, Country, Email, Fax, OtherAddr, Phone, POB, Postcode, State, Street


<!DOCTYPE para PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN"> <para> An example of a postal mail address in the United States is: <address> John and Jane Doe <street>100 Main Street</street> <city>Anytown</city>, <state>NY</state> <postcode>12345</postcode> <country>USA</country> </address> </para>

An example of a postal mail address in the United States is:

John and Jane Doe
100 Main Street
AnytownNY 12345

For additional examples, see also BookInfo, ConfGroup, Publisher.


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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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