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O'Reilly® DocBook: The Definitive Guide, 1st Edition
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  • Title DocBook: The Definitive Guide, 1st Edition
  • Author(s) Norman Walsh, Richard L. Hamilton
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (October 1999), eBook (Updated: Wed, October 11, 2006)
  • Paperback: 652 pages
  • eBook Online, HTML
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565925807
  • ASIN: B0000667G4
  • ISBN-13: N/A
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Book Description

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.

About the Authors
  • Norman Walsh is a Principal Technologist at Mark Logic Corporation where he assists in the design and deployment of advanced content applications. Norm is also an active participant in a number of standards efforts worldwide: he is chair of the DocBook Technical Committee at OASIS. At the W3C, he is chair of the XML Processing Model Working Group and also co-chair of the XML Core Working Group.
  • Richard Hamilton will edit the book and is the author of this proposal. He has over ten years experience leading writing teams and documentation tools teams at AT&T, Novell, and Hewlett-Packard. He is an independent consultant specializing in the application of XML technology to technical documentation, and is also a member of the OASIS DocBook Technical Committee. He is the author of Managing Writers: A Real World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation, published in January, 2009 by XML Press.
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