DocBook: The Definitive Guide

DocBook: The Definitive Guide

The official documentation for the DocBook DTD. Designed to be the clear, concise, normative reference to the DocBook DTD.

Publication date: 07 Dec 1999

ISBN-10: 1565925807

ISBN-13: 9781565925809

Paperback: 652 pages

Views: 10,679

Type: N/A

Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc.

License: GNU Free Documentation License

Post time: 08 Mar 2007 06:49:14

DocBook: The Definitive Guide

DocBook: The Definitive Guide The official documentation for the DocBook DTD. Designed to be the clear, concise, normative reference to the DocBook DTD.
Tag(s): Digital Libraries
Publication date: 07 Dec 1999
ISBN-10: 1565925807
ISBN-13: 9781565925809
Paperback: 652 pages
Views: 10,679
Document Type: N/A
Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc.
License: GNU Free Documentation License
Post time: 08 Mar 2007 06:49:14
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Book Summary:

The DocBook SGML specification allows publishers to mark up text content to be used in traditional print as well as on the Web. DocBook: The Definitive Guide examines and catalogs the entirety of the DocBook specification and will be useful to anyone who uses SGML to publish documents.

DocBook uses SGML to structure the contents of a book, identifying such elements as authors, chapters, headings, and so on. The heart of DocBook: The Definitive Guide lies in its full reference of over 300 DocBook elements, organized alphabetically (from "Abbrev" to "Year"). The syntax of each element is described, along with sample SGML code illustrating its proper usage.

This book assumes a working knowledge of SGML, though basic concepts are described during the introduction. Later reference sections present a wide range of DocBook "entities." (These are values that can be used to describe custom content within a DocBook document.) Character entities, codes used to describe diacritics and mathematical symbols, are also listed.

Later sections address DocBook customization, including removal of unused elements. As you might expect, no single publishing scheme employs every SGML element available; however, like any good reference, it includes a discussion of each element that could conceivably be used. Another useful section discusses the relationship between DocBook and XML, including the fairly simple conversion possibilities for cross-translating these markup types.
 




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